Sex Offender Registration in Alabama
Aggressive Defense for Failure to Register
If a person is convicted of a sex crime, he or she will likely be ordered by the judge to register as a sex offender as part of his or her sentence. If you have been ordered to register as a sex offender, it is very important that you abide by the judge's orders and register with your local sheriff's office. Failing to register is a crime in the state of Alabama, and can lead to additional or enhanced penalties.
There are certain sex crimes that include mandatory sex offender registration as part of the penalties. These crimes include rape, sodomy, sexual misconduct, indecent exposure, promoting prostitution, obscenity, incest, or any act of sexual perversion. Once a convicted sex offender has been released from custody, he/she has 7 DAYS to register with the sheriff's office in the county where he/she is living. When registering, a person must provide the sheriff with their name, home address, and employment information. If the offender moves, changes jobs, or changes their name, they are required to notify the sheriff within 7 days. Furthermore, a sex offender is required to re-register their name, address, and place of employment with the sheriff's office within 7 days of their birthday every year.
Alabama Sex Offender Registration Laws
Failure to register is a Class C Felony, which means you could face up to 10 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines. If you have been accused of failing to register, it is to your advantage to speak with an experienced Alabama sex crime lawyer immediately. I am attorney Steven Eversole, and I have defended many clients throughout Alabama against serious sex crime charges, such as failure to register. I am very familiar with the laws regarding these types of offenses, and have the legal expertise to provide you with a strong and effective defense against your charges.
If you are facing charges for failing to register or re-register, do not head to court without the protection of a skilled Alabama sex crime attorney. Contact attorney Steven Eversole today.