What Restrictions Must Sex Offenders Live With?

 Posted on May 16,2024 in Sex Crimes

IL defense lawyerBecoming a sex offender would have a major impact on your life. You would be subject to all sorts of restrictions and rules. You would be required to register as a sex offender and keep updating your registration periodically. The registry is public, so chances are many of the people around you would find out about your conviction. Child sex offenders are subjected to even more restrictions than those who offend against adults. If you have been accused of a sex crime in Illinois, you need an aggressive Rolling Meadows, IL criminal defense attorney to protect your rights.

Restrictions on Illinois Sex Offenders

The restrictions placed on sex offenders can impact every part of your life. Some of the rules Illinois sex offenders live with include:

  • Housing restrictions for child sex offenders - Where you are allowed to live will be affected by certain restrictions. You cannot live near a school, a playground, a daycare center, or any other facility that is geared toward providing services to minors. As these locations are scattered throughout the community, this can make it extremely difficult to find a place where you can legally reside - and where the landlord will accept you.
  • Social media bans - If you are convicted of a sex offense, you are barred from using social media or social networking sites like Facebook or Instagram while you are on parole or probation. This can make it difficult to stay in contact with your friends and family members. 
  • No unsupervised contact with children for child sex offenders - You cannot have unsupervised contact with minor children unless you are the children’s parent or stepparent. This might make it hard for your own children to have their friends over. 
  • Sexual predators and child sex offenders cannot go to parks - If you enjoy hiking or spending time outdoors, you might not be able to enjoy these activities for a while. It is a misdemeanor offense for a sexual predator or child sex offender to be present in a public park. 
  • Limited ability to enter school grounds - Unless you have a child attending the school and are there for certain specific reasons, like attending a parent-teacher conference, you cannot enter school grounds without express permission from the superintendent or school board. This means you probably cannot attend a high school football game or elementary school choir concert, regardless of your relationship with the child involved.

Contact a Cook County, IL Sex Crimes Attorney 

Scott F. Anderson, Attorney at Law is committed to protecting the rights of all criminal defendants regardless of the accusations against them. Rolling Meadows, IL sex crimes lawyer Scott Anderson has experience working as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. Contact us at 847-253-3400 for a complimentary consultation.

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