Consequences of Registering as a Sex Offender
Sex crimes are unique in that convictions often lead to the individual needing to register as a sex offender. Because of this potential penalty, our Connecticut criminal defense attorneys at The Sills Law Firm highly recommend speaking with us before speaking with law enforcement officials or accepting any type of plea deal from prosecutors. Even a conviction for the most seemingly minor crime may have a major impact on your future, and affect personal relationships, where you can live, the ability to find a job, and so much more.
Some of the consequences of registering as a sex offender in the state of Connecticut may include:
- Having your status as a sex offender visible to the general public
- Being required to disclose your status to neighbors, employers, and other agencies
- Social stigma that may negatively impact your personal and professional relationships
- Having a difficult time retaining your current job or finding future employment
- Having a difficult time finding housing
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Nearly all types of sex crimes in the state of Connecticut are felonies, and nearly all carry the requirement of registering as a sex offender. If an individual is convicted, they will have to not only register but periodically renew that registration or face additional criminal penalties. The social stigma itself that is attached to these crimes can be overwhelming for those convicted, and lead to them being ostracized in their family, job, and community at large. Our Connecticut criminal defense lawyers are well-aware of this fact and the importance of working to stay off the registry. We have extensive experience representing clients who have been charged with sex crimes and can effectively handle your case as we fight to uphold your freedom, reputation, and record.
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