When someone faces serious criminal charges, they are often met with the
uncertainty of what can happen next and what is expected of them. One
of the most difficult charges a person can face is one involving a
sex crime. These are unique cases because a conviction may require a person to register
as a sex offender. What does this mean and how does it affect someone’s
life? Here are some of the requirements by which a convicted sex offender
may need to abide.
Nearly all types of sex crimes in Connecticut require an individual to
register as a sex offender if they are convicted. Not only must they initially register, but periodically,
the individual will need to renew the registration. They must also make
sure any change of address, change of job, or other relevant change is
updated in a timely manner to avoid criminal penalties.
Another part of the sex offender registration is the requirement to disclose
to neighbors, employers, and other agencies the fact that the individual
is in fact registered. This creates a social stigma that can severely
impact a person’s personal and professional relationships, ability
to find employment or housing, and more.
It is unfortunate, but there are many situations in which people are wrongfully
charged and convicted of a sex crime and are forced to register as a sex
offender. Before it even gets to this point, anybody who has been wrongfully
charged with a sex crime should take the time to speak with skilled legal
counsel to determine the strength of the prosecution’s case and
begin mounting a defense.
When it comes to sex crimes, our team at Tomeo Sills, LLC is here to help.
Our Connecticut sex crime defense lawyers have the experience necessary
to help clients defend their rights against these serious accusations.
We know how to fight for the freedom and reputation of our clients. Our
goal is to secure the most favorable outcome possible, potentially having
our clients’ charges either reduced or dismissed completely.
When you’ve been charged, make sure you have skilled legal counsel
on your side.
Contact our firm today to discuss your potential defense.