Washington failing to register a sex offender DEFENSE LAWYER
Have you been charged with Failing to Register a Sex Offender? Do not face this charge alone!
Being convicted of a crime can have detrimental impacts on your life, but after you finish your sentence and pay your fines your punishment is complete, right? Not necessarily. In Washington, you can be ordered to register as a sex offender for being convicted of certain crimes. If you fail to register as a sex offender when it is ordered, you could be facing more jail time and more fines. Do not face this charge alone; let Weber Law help you today!
Washington Failing to Register as a Sex Offender Charges and Penalties
Who has to Register as a Sex Offender?
A person has a duty to register as a sex offender for felony sex offenses. A person has a duty to register as a sex offender for sex offenses other than a felony when ordered by the court. Additionally, the judge can make discretionary decisions regarding if you have to register or not.
As there are so many instances where you might have to register as a sex offender, it can be confusing to know for sure. Having knowledgeable legal counsel can help you navigate the criminal justice system. The crime you are convicted of also regulates how long you must register for. The length of registration ranges from 10 years to life.
What is the Sex Offender Registration Act?
Any adult residing, whether or not the person has a fixed residence, or who is a student, is employed, or works in the State of Washington, who has been found to have committed or has been convicted of any sex offense, shall register with the county sheriff for the county of the person’s residence, or if the person is not a resident of Washington, the county of the person’s school, or place of employment. When registering, you must provide your name, residential address, date and place of birth, place of employment, crime for which convicted, date and place of conviction, social security number, photograph, and fingerprints.
What is the Punishment?
Failing to register as a sex offender is a class C felony if it is the person’s first conviction for a felony failure to register; or the person has previously been convicted of a felony failure to register as a sex offender in Washington.
It is a class B felony if the person has failed to register as a felony sex offender on two or more prior occasions.
It is a gross misdemeanor if the person has failed to register as a sex offender for a sex offense that was not a felony.
A class B felony is punishable by imprisonment for up to ten years, a fine of up to $20,000.00, or both.
A class C felony is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years, a fine of up to $10,000.00, or both.
A gross misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment for up to 364 days, or a fine of up to $5,000.00, or both.
Even as a Defendant of a Crime, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights. It is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction of your charges. Do not try and fight these charges on your own, Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a failing to register as a sex offender charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged with Failing to Register as a Sex Offender, and how can Weber Law help you?
It can be scary and nerve wracking to have criminal charges on your record, but it has an added severity when you have to register as a sex offender and fail to do so. The court system can be intimidating, and without good legal help, the consequences can last years. Our experienced team is comfortable looking at evidence, negotiating potential plea agreements, and defending you in court. There are ways to fight the allegation of failing to register as a sex offender, such as not realizing you were required to register or thinking you had registered when you had not. Weber Law will look at all the evidence available to keep you from facing more jail time. Weber Law will work to lower your charge or sentence. Failing to register as a sex offender, no matter the circumstances, is not a charge that you want to fight alone. Let our team of experienced attorneys help you navigate the criminal justice system. If you or someone you know has been charged with failing to register as a sex offender in the State of Washington, contact Weber Law for a consultation today.
WA ST § 9A.44.132, Failure to register as a sex offender or kidnapping offender
WA ST § 9A.44.130, Registration of sex offenders and kidnapping offenders Procedures- Definition- Penalties
WA ST § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after
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