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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