New York Sex Offender Registry Defense

Rochester Sex Crime Attorney Robert King

Most sex crime convictions in the state of New York will include mandatory registration with New York’s sex offender registry. This is a database made available to the public through an online resource and telephone hotline that describes the offender in detail including a picture and provides their physical address.

Information given on New York’s sexual offender registry includes:

  • Work and residence addresses
  • Crime related to registration
  • Description of any vehicles offender owns
  • Parole or probation information

Nearly any sex crime conviction will require registration, such as:

In addition to the social stigma and embarrassment carried with being on a public list of this nature, the convicted offenders face the constant possibility of being denied jobs, child custody rights, education advancement opportunities, and living spaces. If you are facing a sex crime conviction, you have to be aware that mandatory registration on New York’s sex offender lists is a real possibility. Start taking steps to defend yourself and your future by contacting Rochester Criminal Defense Attorney Robert King today.

Sex Offender Registry Levels

New York State legislation categorizes registered sex offenders into three distinct categories, depending on how likely the offender is to repeat their actions or commit similar acts, according to the beliefs of law enforcement agents and the criminal court. The levels are broken down simply to Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. If you are a Level 1 offender, you need to update your information once a year and your picture once every three years for at least 20 years. If you are a Level 2 offender, you must update your information once a year and picture once every three years for the rest of your life. If you are a Level 3 offender, you must update your information once every 90 days and your picture once every year for the rest of your life.

Appealing Sex Offender Registration Rulings

Due to the fact that you will guaranteed be on New York’s Sex Offender Registry for at least 20 years if the court demands you register, it is important that you do all you can to challenge that decision. With the help of our Rochester criminal defense attorney, you may be able to appeal the ruling and have it removed or reviewed by a higher court. We will want to build up a strong case in your defense, showing that either your conviction was misled or that you pose no risk of re-offense and thus should not have your life and reputation permanently damaged by registration.

Learn more about how we can construct your case during a free initial consultation.

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