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Sex Offender Questions

Sex offenders are people who have in some way committed a sex crime. In some situations public urination may be labeled as a sexual offense. Depending upon the culture or jurisdiction will determine what is considered a sex crime. Most governments place laws into sections or categories like assault, traffic, sexual. While most sex offenders have committed crimes of a sexual nature and have been convicted of these crimes, some sex offenders have merely been found in violation of a law that is found in a sexual category. Take a look at the sex offender questions below that have been answered by Experts.

In the sex offender registration web site what does ending registration date refer to?

Sex offender records remain active until the agency who filed the record cancels the file or until the Ending Registration Date (ERD) ends. When ERD has been reached, the expired file will change to IXS. The agency that originally entered the file will be notified by an administrative message.

All expired files are labeled inactive and stay in a historical file for the rest of the year plus an additional 10 years. At the end of this time, the sex offender record will be retired and the agency that entered the file will be notified by administrative message.

Cleared sex offender files are held in a historical file for the rest of the year plus an additional 5 years after the date of the clearance. At this time, the record will be retired. The agency responsible for the entry will be notified by administrative message.

Based on this information, it appears that a sex offender can remain listed for as long as 15 years after the Ending Registration Date. However, if you think there has been a mistake made and your name shouldn't be on the registry, you may want to contact the DPS where you are listed and ask to have your name removed from the list.

I am a registered sex offender, my ex wives new husband just filed for adoption of our daughter Do I have any chances of keeping my legal rights to my daughter?

If you have not given your consent or your parental rights have not been terminated, the new spouse cannot adopt your daughter. However, if your ex-wife and the new husband have filed to adopt, the court will take notice. The court will take several things into consideration including your current relationship with your daughter. Based on this, the court will decide whether to terminate your parental rights. The law states this:

If the court finds that it is in the best interest of the child that the father should be allowed to retain his parental rights, it shall order that his consent is necessary for an adoption. If the court finds that it is in the child's best interest that an adoption be allowed to proceed, it shall order that that person's consent is not required for an adoption. This finding terminates all parental rights and responsibilities with respect to the child.

The fact that you are a sex offender wouldn't immediately end your parental rights, however, that will be noticed by the court, along with the actions related to your conviction. You should consider speaking with a family lawyer to get more in depth information.

If a sex offender is on Facebook and didn't know it was against the law what can he be charged with?

Utah doesn't have a statute that states that it is illegal per se for a sex offender to be on a social networking site like Facebook. However, it may violate the terms of your probation which could result in a probation violation. Louisiana has tried to pass a law that makes it illegal for sex offenders to visit and interact on social networking sites but due to the constitutional issues, the law has yet to pass. So, basically, if you are still on probation, you could be charged with a probation violation. If you are no longer on probation, at this time, there are no statutes that prohibit you from using Facebook.

Can I petition to cancel sex offender registration if I was convicted of a class 4 felony?

You will be able to request a release from registration after you have waited 10 years from the completion of your sentence. This is for any person who has been convicted of a Class 4 felony sexual offense. A person who has been convicted of second degree sexual assault is not eligible to be removed from the list. A pardon would be the only way a person could have the crime removed and cancel the registration.

Many people are unaware of how easy it is to be found guilty of sexual offenses. Something as simple as public urination or looking at sexually explicit pictures on your computer can get you in trouble. If you have questions or are facing potential sex offender charges, you should ask an Expert for assistance in finding a solution for your individual situation.

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