A conviction for a sex offense can have consequences that last a lifetime. In addition to a lengthy prison sentence, a felony on your record and a shattered reputation, you may also be required to register as a sex offender — perhaps for life.
Sex offender registration is more than just an inconvenience. It can make it difficult to get a job, find a place to live and enroll in school, among other things. You may also be required to submit to random searches of your computer, smartphone and other mobile devices, or to install software that monitors your Internet usage.
What Exactly Is Involved In Sex Offender Registration?
Indiana’s sex offender registry will contain public information — that anyone can easily find online — regarding your:
- Appearance (including a photograph)
- Description, date and disposition of your offense
You will also be required to provide your local law enforcement agency with:
- Up-to-date addresses for your home, work and school
- Vehicle plates and description
- Email address
- Instant message usernames
- Chat room usernames
- Social networking usernames
If you fail to register — or to update your information — on a timely basis, you could be charged with a felony offense.
Get The Legal Help You Need To Protect Your Future
Because sex crimes carry such harsh consequences — including sex offender registration — it’s critical to involve a lawyer as soon as possible. Don’t risk your future by trying to handle the case on your own. Instead, rely on the experience and knowledge of our criminal defense attorneys at Rowdy G. Williams Law Firm P.C. in Terre Haute.