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Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Texas

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If you were convicted of a sex crime in Texas, one of the penalties is registering as a sex offender in order to prevent offenders from committing additional, similar crimes. Registration is a means to monitor convicted offenders and keep track of their address and workplace. Failure to register as a sex offender can result in severe penalties.

If you have been charged with failure to register as a sex offender under Texas law, it is imperative to obtain legal representation from a criminal defense lawyer. At the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, we are committed to protecting your rights, reputation, and freedom.

Penalties for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

Failure to register is considered a state jail felony, if a person whose duty to register expires under Article 62.101(b) or (c). A state jail felony is punishable by a jail sentence of 180 days to two years, as well as a fine of up to $10,000.

Failure to register is a third degree felony, if the person whose duty to register expires under Article 62.101(a) and who is required to verify registration annually under Article 62.058. A third degree felony is punishable by a prison sentence of two to 10 years and a fine of up to $10,000.

Failure to register is a second degree felony, if the person whose duty to register expires under Article 62.101(a) and who is required to verify registration once every 90 days according to Article 62.058. A second degree felony is punishable by a prison sentence of two to 20 years, as well as a maximum fine of $10,000.

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Since 1998, our El Paso criminal defense lawyer has helped countless clients either get their charges reduced or their cases dismissed entirely. Furthermore, we may be able to reduce the number of times you will have to register. Let us fight for you today!

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