Whenever an individual is convicted of committing a sex crime in the state
of Missouri, he or she will be facing mandatory, lifetime registration
as a sex offender. Lawmakers created the sex offender registry in an effort
to deter people from committing these types of crimes. Individuals who
are required to register as a sex offender will need to provide their
name, a photo, a physical description, date of birth, fingerprints, current
place of residence, work address, vehicle description, license plate number,
the crime for which they were convicted, along with other personal and
private information. DNA samples will also be taken from convicted sex
offenders and stored in a statewide database.
The state's sex offender registry is maintained online and is accessible
to the general public. Registered sex offenders are required by law to
keep their registration current and provide state officials with any changes
that affect their registry information. Activities of a registered sex
offender will be closely monitored and tracked by law enforcement. Certain
sex offenders cannot reside within a thousand feet of a school, child
care facility, park or other place where children are known to gather.
Any failure to maintain proper sex offender registration can lead to felony
charges and additional prison time.
Not all convicted sex offenders will be required to maintain lifetime registration.
In some cases, an individual may be able to petition to have his or her
name removed from the sex offender registry after a period of 10 years
has passed. Individuals who were convicted of committing a sex crime before
a specific date are not required to register as sex offenders, unless
they have since been convicted of another qualifying offense.
If you have additional questions about Missouri sex offender registration
laws or you need legal representation in a criminal case, you are advised to
contact Worsham Law Firm right away. Their attorneys are skilled negotiators and experienced litigations who
understand the need for an aggressive, hard-hitting defense. They are
well aware of long-lasting effects of mandatory sex offender registration.
With their assistance, Fighting for your rights is what they do. With
a Springfield, MO attorney from their firm on your side, you can actively
pursue the most favorable outcome to your case. Do not leave your future
up to chance. Put your trust in them.