Sex offender registration laws are complex and grow more complicated every year. Failing to follow the laws around sex offender registration can lead to new criminal charges. If you are charged with a sex crime or with failure to register, or if you have questions about your obligations, contact us for a free consultation.
Are you concerned about a new charge that could land you on the registry? Have you been accused of indecent exposure, sexual misconduct, sexual abuse, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, date rape, sexual penetration, sodomy, or similar offense? Are you the victim of a sex crime who has been charged with committing a similar offense or other assault? Depending on the facts of your case, we may be able to help you negotiate a disposition that will not require you to register at all. And if you want to take your case to trial, we will fight tirelessly on your behalf.
Do you need help understanding your existing registration obligations? Have you moved? Are you traveling? Do you have multiple residences? Are you telecommuting or attending a virtual school? Have you picked up a new charge? Or gotten an old charge reversed or expunged? Whatever your situation, we can explain your sex offender registration obligations in a way that makes sense and help you map out a plan of action.
Have you been charged with misdemeanor failure to register or felony failure to register? You may have a defense. People with very old convictions, people with certain types of out-of-state convictions, people struggling with homelessness, and people with mental and physical disabilities, among others, may have a defense to the crime of failure to register, or arguments they can make that can significantly reduce their sentence.
Did you know that it’s sometimes possible to reduce your registration obligations or even be removed from the registry altogether? On January 1, 2019, Oregon began to move its sex offender registry to a newly modified risk-based system. Anna Sammons is one of the few attorneys in Oregon with years of experience navigating New York’s tier-based sex offender registration system, which is similar, in many ways, to the system Oregon is moving toward today.