At Sparrow Law Firm in Raleigh, North Carolina, we help people resolve legal issues related to our state’s sex offender registration requirement, helping them avoid or minimize consequences that may affect their entire lives. We provide a strong and effective criminal defense to sex offenses so that our clients can avoid the registration requirement by being found not guilty. We also represent people who have been accused of failure to register, and we can help our clients get off of the registry.
RESTRICTIONS ON OFFENDERS
The North Carolina General Assembly created the North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry in January 1996 with the goal of protecting communities from sex offenders. Unfortunately, the registry goes far beyond protection. For people who have been convicted of sex crimes, it can make life unbearable.
Offenders are prohibited from residing within 1,000 feet of schools or child care centers and from working with children in any capacity. People who are required to register as sex offenders are prohibited from certain jobs and from engaging in certain activities.
VIOLATIONS OF THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT
Sometimes, the strict requirements make life unbearable. Offenders can never move into a new community and “start fresh” because they are required to notify their new neighbors about past events. That is one reason many sex offenders intentionally or accidentally violate the registration requirements.
The registration requirement can be violated in many ways, including just being in the wrong place at the wrong time, failing to provide proper notice to required parties after a move, communication errors and other oversights. No matter what, we are here to help. The critical thing is to reach out to us as soon as you think you might be in trouble.
FAILURE TO REGISTER IN WAKE COUNTY? CONTACT US.
To talk with a Raleigh sex offender registration attorney about the legal problems you face, call Sparrow Law Firm toll free at 919-975-4247 or simply contact us online. Consultations are free and confidential.