Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Charges: FAQs (Pt. 1)

When a person has been convicted of certain sex crimes in Colorado, registering as a sex offender with the Colorado Sex Offender Registry may be a specific term of his or her probation or parole. While failing to comply with this specific requirement can result in probation/parole violation charges, it can also cause additional criminal charges – Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Charges – to be filed against the individual.

In this two-part blog, we will answer some frequently asked questions when it comes to Failure to Register charges. If you or a loved one is facing these charges or any sex offense charges, don’t hesitate to contact the trusted attorneys at Flesch Law for superior representation and the strongest possible defense moving forward.

Q: When can Failure to Register charges be filed against a person?

Although Failure to Register as a Sex Offender charges are serious, our Denver sex crimes defense lawyers can help people resolve these charges as favorably as possible.

Although Failure to Register as a Sex Offender charges are serious, our Denver sex crimes defense lawyers can help people resolve these charges as favorably as possible.

A: While people can be charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender if they simply shirk all efforts to register with the appropriate law enforcement department (within the appropriate time frame), these criminal charges may also be filed if a person:

  • Provides any false or fake info when registering (such as providing a false address)
  • Fails to provide all of his names and aliases when registering
  • Does not register in every jurisdiction in which he resides, works and/or goes to school.

The fact is that people may end up getting charged with Failure to Register because they simply don’t understand the detailed requirements associated with registering. Therefore, if you are required to register as a sex offender, make sure you are fully aware of all of the obligations you need to meet when registering so you can avoid being charged with Failure to Register at any point in the future.

Q: Are Failure to Register charges misdemeanor or felony criminal charges?

A: It depends on what the underlying sex offense was. Specifically:

  • If the underlying offense (i.e., the offense for which a person has been ordered to register as a sex offender) was a misdemeanor offense, then the Failure to Register charges will also be misdemeanor charges.
  • Alternatively, if the underlying offense was a felony offense, then the Failure to Register charges will be felony charges (either a Class 6 or a Class 5 felony).

Don’t miss our upcoming second part of this blog for some more answers to FAQs regarding failure to register as a sex offender charges in Colorado.

Denver Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers at Flesch Law

Individuals accused of any type of sex crime or violent crime have the right to their day in court, and working with an experienced defense attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of the case. Those who have been charged with sexual assault on a child or any sex crime in Colorado are strongly encouraged to contact the discreet and skilled Denver sex crimes defense lawyers at Flesch Law for the strongest possible defense in their case.

While our trusted attorneys are skilled at aggressively defending the rights of the accused both inside and outside of the courtroom, we are also fiercely committed to helping out Clients achieve the best possible resolution to their cases.

To set up a free initial consult and learn more about your legal rights, call us at (303) 357-4724 or email us using the form on this page.

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