Sex Offender Registration in Arizona
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One of the potential consequences of a sex crime conviction is registration on the sex offender registry. This can be a life-long registration for some, which can affect employment, travel, and residency.
MayesTelles PLLC works to help those accused of sex crimes avoid sex offender registration whenever possible. We also represent those who have been accused of failure to register or other registration-related violations. Contact us today if this describes you and you're looking for defense you can trust.
Free consultations are available. Call us at (602) 428-7104 to discuss your options.
Who Is Required to Register?
Sex offender registration is often required for individuals convicted of:
- Sexual abuse
- Child molestation
- Child prostitution
- Sexual assault/rape
- Sex with a minor
- Child pornography crimes
- Luring a minor
- Sexual exploitation
Prior to being released from prison, registration must be completed by county sheriffs and the department of public safety. This can affect where a person can live, their ability to secure employment, any educational opportunities, and more. For this reason, having strong defense is crucial in these cases.
Arizona Sex Offender Registration Requirements
Any individual who is convicted of a sex crime in Arizona must keep the registration updated with any home or business addresses. Other information must also be kept up-to-date. This is because the sex offender registration limits the individual’s proximity to schools, parks, or certain locations where children may be. Any time the registered sex offender moves or changes jobs, this information must also be updated.
Registered Sex Offenders vs. Registered Predators
While sexual offenders are required to register, sexual predators are required to register as well as undergo a review before their release. Anyone who meets the criteria of violent sexual predator after an extensive review will be held at an Arizona hospital after their release from prison.
Registration Requirements for Travel
Those registered as sex offenders in Arizona are required to register themselves in states they visit if they are going to be staying for at least 10 days or more. Any registered sex offender who fails to register their visitation in another state can be charged with an additional Class 4 felony offense.
Driver's License Requirements
Anyone who is convicted of a sex offense and required to register as a sex offender in the state must get a special type of driver's license from the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) if they wish to drive after their release. Driving without this type of license can result in a Class 1 misdemeanor charge.
Only certain sex offenders are limited on where they can live. Some judges, if they see fit, can prohibit an offender from living within a certain proximity to a school or public area.
Call Now for a Free Review of Your Case
At MayesTelles PLLC, we are well aware of how sex crime charges are approached by the prosecution. It is our priority to defend your rights at all times and work to help you avoid the lifetime consequences that come with registration sex offender. We are available 24/7, so you know you have someone on your side dedicated to your needs. Our aim is to help you receive a reduction, or even complete dismissal, of your charges.
Contact our firm at (602) 428-7104 to discuss your case with a member of our team.