Houston Sex Offender Registration Attorney
Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys Serving Southeast Texas from Offices in Houston, League City and Galveston
Facing any sex crimes charge can be absolutely terrifying. If convicted of a sex offense in Texas, you could face severe consequences, including automatic registration on the public sex offender list. At the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, our Houston sex crimes defense lawyers have the skills and experience needed to protect your legal rights. Here, we explain what you need to know about sex offender registration in Texas.
Texas Sex Offender Registration: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Mandatory sex offender registration is one of the harshest penalties that the criminal justice system in Texas has to offer. If you are forced to register as a sex offender in Houston, there will be severe, long-lasting consequences for you and your family. Basic information about Texas’ sex offender registration program and the most common answers people look for are listed below. If the answers you’re looking for are not here, please contact us directly; we will help you.
What triggers the registration requirement?
Texas has a long list of crimes for which convictions, adjudications or deferred adjudications will trigger the registration requirement. A partial listing of these crimes includes:
- Indecency with a child;
- Sexual assault;
- Aggravated sexual assault;
- Possession of child pornography; and
- Electronic solicitation of a kid.
What does sex offender registration require?
Convicted offenders must register with law enforcement and provide detailed personal information, including everything from their eye color to their shoe size. Additionally, registered sex offenders must provide information regarding:
- Criminal history;
- The terms of their probation/parole;
- Current employment status; and
- Any professional licenses they hold or are planning to seek.
Finally, registered sex offenders are also required to notify local law enforcement in other counties or states if they are going to be there for a significant amount of time (how much time may vary from state to state). It is also important to note that whatever information you must provide will typically be available to the public. In fact, the only data that will not be publicly available will be your Social Security, driver’s license, and telephone number.
How long does sex offender registration last?
Although offenses are divided into two categories here (10 years for some/automatic lifetime for others), the reality of sex offender registration is that if convicted, you can reasonably expect that information about your past will follow you for the rest of your life. Understanding that fact, our Houston sex crimes defense lawyers will fight your charges aggressively, working to keep you off of the Texas sex offender list.
Contact Our Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Today
At the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, our Houston sex crimes lawyers have extensive experience handling issues involving sex offender registration. If you need legal advice, please contact our team today to set up your fully private consultation. From our offices in Galveston, Houston and League City, we serve communities throughout Southeast Texas, including in Harris County, Chambers County, Liberty County and Galveston County.