The penalties for any criminal charge can be frightening and overwhelming. However, individuals who are charged with sex crimes face a punishment that can follow them permanently – sex offender registration. At Leonard, Hammond, Thoma & Terrill, P.C., we know what our clients are up against, and we work aggressively to protect their rights and freedom.
Understanding The Requirements Of Sex Offender Registration
For individuals who are required to register as sex offenders, simply complying with the law can be difficult. In many senses, the law is draconian, and it can be difficult for individuals to understand exactly what is expected of them.
The sex offender registration laws change, and the changes can affect individuals’ registration requirements. For example, an individual who pleaded guilty to a sex crime may be required to register for 10 years. However, after changes in the law, that individual could be required to register for a lifetime.
Finding A Place To Live In The City Of Churches
For many people in Fort Wayne, one of the most difficult requirements of the sex offender registration is finding a place to live. There are restrictions prohibiting individuals on the sex offender registry from being within a certain radius of schools, churches and playgrounds. However, in the city of churches, that eliminates much of the city.
We help our clients understand and comply with the sex offender registry requirements, including finding places to live and educating them on any changes in the law.
Removal From The Sex Offender Database
For individuals who are required to register as sex offenders, failing to do so can be a felony. However, there are legal avenues that allow qualifying individuals to have their names removed from the registry. We work with our clients to determine whether it is feasible to remove them from the sex offender database.
Contact Experienced Fort Wayne Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys
Our lawyers help individuals throughout Indiana fight charges that could lead to sex offender registration, and we help individuals take the appropriate legal action to have their names removed from the sex offender registries. Schedule an initial consultation using our online contact form or by calling (260) 420-6000.