Dallas Sex Offender Registration Violations Lawyer
There is a range of serious consequences associated with any violation of our state’s strict sex offender registration process. Bearing that in mind, you need to take every available precaution to protect yourself if you have been accused of violating any aspect of this process. The very first thing you should do is contact an experienced attorney.
At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our Dallas sex crimes attorneys understand just how much will be at stake in your case, and we can develop a comprehensive legal strategy to help you defend your rights and protect your future throughout the coming legal process.
Possible Consequences of Sex Offender Registration Violations
Prosecutors in Dallas take an aggressive approach against anyone they believe to have violated the registration process, and they may elect to pursue further criminal charges against any person suspected of violating the registration guidelines. Depending upon the reporting requirements of the accused and the alleged violation, the following charges may be pursued against anyone suspected of violating the registration process:
- State jail felony
- Third-degree felony
- Second-degree felony
Though these accusations carry serious consequences, it is important to remember that you will still have the opportunity to work with an attorney to defend your rights and protect your future both in and out of the courtroom.
Sex Offender Registration in Texas
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety:
“The Texas Sex Offender Registration Program (Chapter 62 of the Code of Criminal Procedure) is a sex offender registration and public notification law designed to protect the public from sex offenders. This law requires adult and juvenile sex offenders to register with the local law enforcement authority of the city they reside in or, if the sex offender does not reside in a city, with the local law enforcement authority of the county they reside in.”
Consult with a Sex Offender Registration Violation Attorney in Dallas
If you have been accused of violating any of the terms associated with the registration process for your legal status as a sex offender, it will be in your best interests to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that your rights and freedoms are not violated. To speak with a lawyer at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter about the particulars of your situation, please call our Dallas offices at (214) 845-7007 today.