November 16, 2015

5 Things You Should Know About the Colorado Sex Offender Registry

11-16-15 Colorado:

Whether it’s due to media, urban legends, or word-of-mouth, many fail to realize the real impact that a sex offense conviction will have on their life.

Even after your criminal sentence is served, conviction for a sex offense can continue to have a devastating impact on your life in many unforeseeable ways. Though technically not part of your criminal punishment, sex offender registration serves as a social stigma, makes it difficult to find jobs and housing, and includes associated fees and fines that can do tremendous damage to your quality of life.

In large part, these consequences are due to Colorado’s public sex offender registry. Many sex crimes require offenders to put their name and identifying information in these records—sometimes for several years, sometimes for life. In the hope of clearing up some of the misinformation around sex offense registration, here are a few things you should know about a registering as a sex offender in Colorado.
Even Misdemeanors Can Require Registration. Though many believe that only felony charges can land someone on the registry, this simply isn’t true. There are number of misdemeanor sex offenses that can require registration.
According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the following misdemeanor offenses can require sex offender registration: ..Continued.. by Kevin Cahill A graduate of the University of Denver School of Law and a member of both the Denver Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association, Kevin Cahill has been in private practice since 2005.

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