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VIRGINIA SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION DEFENSE
ATTORNEYS DEFENDING FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER IN VIRGINIA
The sex offender registration program is a program that is in place for all fifty states in the United States. The Virginia sex offender registration program was created to keep track of sex offenders who have been convicted of sex offense by the criminal justice system. The program is designed to keep track of those who are currently on probation for a sex offense as well as many of those who have already completed their criminal sentences and are no longer even on probation. A convicted sex offender is required to register in Virginia, even if the sex offense they have been convicted for occurred in another state. The issue of registering as a sex offender in Virginia is not one of simply registering, but is an issue of how long a person who is convicted of a sex offense has to register and how frequently. Also, most people who have been convicted of a sex offense face significant curtailment of their ability to travel even between the states for any extensive period of time.
In Virginia, the information regarding registered sex offenders will be posted on a public website. Some of the most common issues a person who is convicted of a sex offense and has to register in Virginia as a convicted sex offender are the following:
- How long a person has to register in Virginia?
- How closely will Virginia keep track of them?
- Will Virginia law enforcement come to their job?
- Will Virginia law enforcement come and check up on them at their home?
- How badly will Virginia law enforcement humiliate the sex offender when they come to the home?
The Virginia registration requirement for sex offenders is designed to supposedly to protect children and society by increasing the awareness of the community at large about who is living in their neighborhood. The government and the media portray convicted sex offenders as having a high risk of recidivism. However, it has been statistically proven that sex offenders have a much lower rate of recidivism than those who commit most other types of crimes. The government claims that the benefit of the sex offender registry helps prevent sex offenders of committing future crimes. However, a number of sex offender therapists admit that the current sex offender registry programs cause a number of sex offenders who are required to register to flee the state and go into hiding in an endeavor to escape the draconian registration requirements imposed upon them. Failure to register as a sex offender is a separate crime in Virginia and results in additional significant penalties. Lately, there has been a surge of actions filed in state and federal courts regarding the constitutionality of the retroactive aspect of the sex offender registration laws. If you have been charged with failure to register as a convicted sex offender or wish to explore the possibility of not having to register as a sex offender in Virginia, please call us for help.
If you have been charged with failing to register as a sex offender in Virginia or wish to challenge the constitutionality of the Virginia sex offender registration laws, please feel free to call us toll free at 888-437-7747, or contact us on line.
Our attorneys and staff in who assist clients with sex offender registration cases in Virginia, speak the following languages in addition to English: Tamil, Spanish, French, Hindi, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.
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