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Sex Offender Registration

More than 840,000 people are registered sex offenders, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Now many of those names are disappearing from the list due to legislative changes and scrutiny by civil rights activists.

The registry allows government authorities to keep track of the residences and activities of sex offenders, including those who have completed their sentences. The intent of the sex offender registry, to protect children and to prevent sexual assault, is noble and necessary.

But not everyone listed as a sex offender is a convicted rapist. Sex offenders may also include those who exposed themselves near a playground, urinated in public or slapped a person on the behind and thus committed sexual battery.

Like any system designed to protect us, the sex offender registry is not without flaws and it recently came under scrutiny of civil rights advocates. In some situations, sex offenders may be on the list longer than needed because the laws changed or the definition of “sex offense” itself may have changed.

Because of the impact on your life of being a registered sex offender, you owe it to yourself to see an attorney. Big Valley Law is there to help. We can help you make sure that your civil rights aren’t being violated or that you aren’t being unfairly penalized.

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