At Lotze Mosley, LLP, our sex crimes defense attorneys in Washington D.C. and Maryland know that individuals who are convicted of certain sexual offenses in a court of law must register as sex offenders.
While the registration term and category depending on the crime of conviction, the age of the victim, and when the offense was committed, he or she is required to remain registered throughout the duration of their sentence.
If a registrant moves, changes employment or alters any reportable detail in their release agreement, he or she must inform the authorities to update their registration.
What Happens If A Sex Offender Fails to Register in Maryland?
If a sex offender knowingly fails to register or provides false information on their registration in Maryland and is found guilty of doing so, he or she may be subject to imprisonment for up to three years or a fine of up to $5,000 or both.
What Happens If A Sex Offender Fails to Register in Washington D.C.?
Failure to register as a sex offender in Washington D.C. is a crime.
A first-time conviction for failing to register as a sex offender is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of $1,000.
A conviction of a second violation is a felony offense. The penalty for a subsequent conviction is 5 years in jail and a $12,500 fine.
Have You Been Charged With a Sex Crime and Ordered to Register as a Sex Offender in Maryland or Washington D.C.?
If you are currently being charged with a sex crime, or have already been convicted and ordered to register as a sex offender, contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys in Washington D.C. and Maryland at Lotze Mosley, LLP to determine the best course of action for your unique case by calling 202-393-0535 today.
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