Serious sex crime convictions require registration with Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) as a predatory offender. Minnesota in turn shares its Level 3 Predatory Offender registration information with the public and the FBI. This publication obliterates any hope you had of maintaining your privacy post-conviction.
These are the main crimes requiring registration:
- Possessing child pornography
- Using a minor in a sexual performance
- Soliciting a minor for sexual conduct
- Soliciting a minor for prostitution
- Criminal sexual conduct (including sexual assault)
- Felony indecent exposure
Conviction on any of these charges requires that you register for a minimum of 10 years or for the length of your parole, whichever is longer. Some convictions are even harsher, requiring that you register for life.
Other Sex Offender Registration Issues
Besides registering, you are obliged to inform local law enforcement if you change jobs, addresses, schools or cars. Failing to do so may well result in additional charges against you, adding additional time to your registration. Violation of these requirements may result in incarceration.
It is understandable that people do everything in their power to avoid the stigma of public registration. If you are charged with evading registration, you need an experienced sex crimes attorney to defend you in court.
Bruce Rivers is board-certified in criminal defense by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and as a criminal trial specialist by the Minnesota Bar Association. Mr. Rivers not only defends clients against initial sex crime charges they face, but from any registration issues that follow. He has helped others deal with failure to register defenses, and he can help you, too.
Call Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer Bruce Rivers when you need aggressive, effective defense against charges of failure to register. Contact him using this email form, or call his office at 612-915-0355.