What is non-compliance with predatory offender registration requirements?

On Behalf of | Aug 23, 2021 | blog, Sex Crimes |

If you have a conviction for a sexual offense, the judge may order you to register as a predatory offender. You must comply with the order.

According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, you must register when the court orders and follow the law for keeping your predatory offender registration active.

Non-compliance

You will be in non-compliance if you do not register according to the court order. You also will violate the conditions of registration if you do not report required changes, such as an address change. You also must return all forms required as part of the process.

If you get a request to update your information, you must complete it in a timely manner. Not responding can equal being in non-compliance.

If you fail to follow the rules for registering, you will have additional penalties. You may get a prison sentence of at least a year and one day upon your first offense.

Timeline

Everyone who goes on the registry will stay on there for at least 10 years. If you are on probation and it lasts longer than 10 years, then you must remain on the registry for the duration of that time. You may have an additional five years added if you violate registration requirements. Some convictions require lifetime registration.

Compliance

To be in compliance, you must make sure you fill out all the required forms. You also must do so within the time limit given. The judge should explain this to you, and if you have a probation officer, he or she can assist you with the process. Your attorney can also provide help to ensure you register in time and do not become non-compliant.

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