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 The Sills Law Firm 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.