failure to register as a sex offender

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender | Failure to Register Laws, Defense

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

The law requiring someone to register as a sex offender is specific and far-reaching.  Failure to Register as a Sex Offender can result in serious consequences including felony convictions, serious penitentiary time and continued registration.

Proving the Offense of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Texas

In Texas, the State must prove you are first required to register and then prove that you failed to comply with any requirement of your registration.  

Punishment for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

The offense of Failure to Register was a Sex Offender can be a state jail felony, third-degree felony, or second-degree felony depending upon your specific circumstances.  

Failure to Register is a state jail felony if the actor is a person whose duty to register expires under Article 62.101(b) or (c).  

Failure to Register is a felony of the third degree if the actor is a person whose duty to register expires under Article 62.101(a) and who is required to verify registration once each year under Article 62.058.

Failure to Register is a felony of the second degree if the actor is a person whose duty to register expires under Article 62.101 (a) and who is required to verify registration once each 90-day period under Article 62.058. (c) If it is shown at the trial of a person for an offense or an attempt to commit an offense under this article that the person has previously been convicted of an offense or an attempt to commit an offense under this article, the punishment for the offense or the attempt to commit the offense is increased to the punishment for the next highest degree of felony.

Failure to Register cases often have enhanced punishment ranges due to prior prison trips.

If you have been arrested or charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender call 817-203-2220 for help or send us a message online.

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