Registering as a sex offender is a requirement for most sexual based crimes in Greeley, Erie, and Evans. However, not every sex crime requires lifetime registration. Certain crimes, like Unlawful Sexual Contact, require a period of registering as a sex offender and then the person can petition the Weld County Court to be removed from the sex offender register. Other sexual crimes, though, require a person to register for the rest of their lives, at least based on current legislation.
Weld County List of Lifetime Sex Offender Registration Crimes
If a person is convicted of or pleads guilty to one of the following crimes in Weld, Morgan, or Logan County, that person must register as a sex offender for the rest of their life, with no possibility of deregistering:
- Felony Sexual Assault – C.R.S. 18-3-402
- Misdemeanor Sexual Assault – C.R.S. 18-3-402
- Incest – C.R.S. 18-6-301
- Aggravated Incest – C.R.S. 18-6-302
- Sexual Assault on a Child – C.R.S. 18-3-405
- Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust – C.R.S. 18-3-405.3
- Sexual Assault on a Child by a Psychotherapist – C.R.S. 18-3-405.5
There are two other circumstances that require lifetime sex offender registration as well:
- A person has been designated a Sexually Violent Predator
- An adult who has more than one conviction (as an adult or juvenile) for unlawful sexual behavior – including misdemeanor convictions that do not normally require permanent registration)
Misdemeanor Unlawful Sexual Behavior: What are the Registration Requirements in Fort Morgan, Colorado?
There are a number of misdemeanor sex offenses that carry the registration requirement, but only under certain circumstances would a person convicted of misdemeanor unlawful sexual behavior have to register for the rest of their life. Multiple (more than one) convictions of a misdemeanor offense involving unlawful sexual behavior will require a person to register for life. This includes any juvenile cases where the adjudication is to a sex offense. A first-time offense conviction of Indecent Exposure will mean a person has to register as a sex offender for 5 years after their release from supervision. However, if that same person pled to two counts of Indecent Exposure in the same case, they would have to register a sex offender permanently, with no chance of deregistration. The plea you enter is very important beyond the immediate consequences.
If you or someone you love is facing a charge for Unlawful Sexual Behavior, like Sexual Assault or Unlawful Sexual Contact, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the affordable criminal defense attorneys from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-616-6009 today. Together, we can protect your future.
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