Dallas Sex Offender Registration Violation Defense Lawyer

Dallas Sex Offender Registration Violation Defense 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 must take every 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 offender registration violation defense 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.

If you have been accused of violating sex registration requirements, contact the experienced defense attorneys at Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today. We’ll stand by your side and help you get the best possible outcome for your case. Call us at (214) 845-7007 or online to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you overcome these allegations.

Do I Need a Lawyer to Handle My Sex Offender Registration Violations Case?

There are lifelong implications when someone is required to register as a sex offender. Beyond the initial consequences of jail time and expensive fees that typically come with these types of convictions, registration requirements can disrupt a person’s life forever. Not only do they severely restrict a person’s movements, but they are often also confusing and difficult to understand.

Obligations might be different depending on a person’s initial conviction or according to local and state laws. This can mean that even if you’re trying to follow the law, you might mistakenly violate some of your registration requirements. Any mistake can lead to serious consequences, including increased jail time.

While convicted sex offenders have a whole list of registration requirements to follow, the state also has a stack of conditions they must fulfill in order to convict someone of a sex offender registration requirement violation:

  • the prosecution typically must prove that you were required to register,
  • you knew you had to register,
  • you failed to register or obey other requirements.

Additionally, the prosecution must file the case within three years of the alleged registration violation.

With all of the confusing rules surrounding registration requirement violations, it is difficult to ensure your rights are protected unless you have a knowledgeable defense attorney on your side. They can help ensure nothing is overlooked, represent your side of the story, build a convincing defense on your behalf, and fight for your legal rights.

How Can the Sex Offender Registration Violations Attorneys at Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter Help Me?

The experienced sex offender registration violation lawyers at Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter have a proven track record of helping clients fight against serious sex crime charges and get on with their lives. As our case results and glowing testimonials from past clients demonstrate, we have defended the legal rights of people across Dallas and surrounding areas like you.

Our skilled attorneys will do all they can to protect your rights and future. We will review your case for free and help you understand your legal options. We’ll also use our deep knowledge of sex offender registration laws and experience from handling similar cases to help ensure that no important detail is overlooked in your case.

Our compassionate attorneys understand you might be frightened and anxious to get through this quickly. However, in matters this sensitive, any mistake you make and anything you say can be used against you, even when you’re just trying to explain your side of the story. In most situations, we can help protect your rights by speaking on your behalf or joining you in meetings so you don’t accidentally incriminate yourself.

At Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our experienced legal team will gather evidence to help prove your side of the case and work with witnesses and experts who can testify in your defense. We will also negotiate on your behalf when needed and aggressively fight for you in court. Meanwhile, you can be sure we will give you the respect and personal attention you deserve.

If you face a sex offender registration requirement violation charge, Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter is here to help. Allow our skilled defense team to fight for your legal rights and help you get on with your life. Contact us today at (214) 845-7007 or online to see what we can do for you. It costs nothing to set up a free and confidential consultation.

Types of Cases Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter Handles

Dallas Sex Offender Registration Violation Defense LawyerAt Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, we have experience handling many sex offender registration violation cases. Some of the types of cases we deal with most often include:

  • The accused wasn’t actually required to register as a sex offender
  • The accused had a duty to register as a sex offender, but they didn’t know they had to register, or it wasn’t reasonable that they should have known
  • Errors in state, local, or national registration logs, which mistakenly show that the accused didn’t register or comply with other registration requirements

Additionally, Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can assist if you think your privacy rights have been violated. While sex offenders are required to provide multiple types of personal information, they still have privacy protections under the Constitution. These provisions might allow you to withhold information like your apartment number or employer address from the public record.

If you have been accused of a sex offender registration violation, Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter is here to help. Our knowledgeable attorneys can review your case for free and help you fight for the best possible outcome.

What Are Some Common Sex Offender Registration Requirements?

People who are convicted of sex crimes are usually required to submit their personal information to local and national databases that track registered sex offenders. Beyond providing their name, they must also submit information on their physical markers, such as birthmarks or tattoos.  In general, sex offenders are usually required to:

  • Register with police in each jurisdiction where they work, live, or go to school
  • Renew this registration at a time period set by local laws
  • Notify law enforcement of any status changes, including a new address, name changes, a new job or job loss, or an adjustment in student status

In addition to these registration obligations, sex offenders are typically required to follow other rules that might restrict where they can live or travel. For example, sex offenders are often barred from living close to schools and daycares and typically can’t attend some community events like sporting matches, recitals, and other school productions.

Depending on local laws, the offender might be unable to go on vacation or use the internet without restrictions. Some state laws even require offenders to report any “screen names” they use online.

How long these requirements last depends on the severity of the crime, as well as state laws. In the most serious crimes, offenders must typically follow registration requirements. However, requirements are sometimes shorter for lesser crimes. A knowledgeable sex offender registration requirement violations attorney can help you understand which conditions apply to your circumstances.

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

Call us if you have been accused of violating any of the terms associated with the registration process for your legal status as a sex offender. Contacting a lawyer as soon as possible will be in your best interests 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.

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