One of the most damaging crimes a person can be charged with is a sex crime. Because of their violent nature, sex crimes are taken very seriously, as are their allegations. In some instances, you can be forced to register as a sex offender in Illinois for the rest of your life. The sex offender registry is a state-wide system that contains information about sex offenders, such as where they live if they are compliant with registration requirements, their convictions, and photos of them.
According to the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act, registration is required when a person is convicted or adjudicated for crimes such as:
In order for you to be required to register as a sex offender, you must also have been:
Some people who have committed sex crimes are only required to register as a sex offender for a 10-year period, while others are required to register for the rest of their lives. The classification of your crime and the type of crime you committed is usually the deciding factor for this.
Sexual Predator: If you have been found to be a sexual predator, you will be required to register as a sex offender one a year for the rest of your life. Most sex crimes fall under this category.
Sexually Dangerous Person: Those who suffer from a mental disorder and have shown an inclination or tendency to commit sex crimes are considered sexually dangerous and must register every 90 days for the rest of their life.
Sexually Violent Person: Those who have been convicted of a sexually violent offense, adjudicated delinquent for a sexually violent offense or have been found not guilty for a sexually violent offense because of insanity are considered sexually violent. These people must also register every 90 days for the rest of their lives.
An accusation of a sex crime is a serious situation that if not handled properly, can ruin your life. You do not want to have to register as a sex offender. If you have been accused of a sex crime, you should immediately contact a Cook County sex crimes defense lawyer who can help you clear your name. Scott F. Anderson, Attorney at Law has more than 25 years of criminal defense experience and can help you fight for your freedom. To set up a consultation, call the office at 847-253-3400.
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