Houston Lawyer for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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Failure to Register as a Sex Offender 2018-02-27T19:47:03+00:00

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Texas

The full text of Failure to Comply with Registration Requirements can be found in section 62.102 of the Texas Penal Code.

A person commits this crime if the person is supposed to register as a sex offender and fails to comply with the requirements of Chapter 62 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

If you don’t register as a sex offender like you are supposed to then the case is:

  • A State Jail Felony if the person is on a 10 year registration requirement. A State Jail Felony is punishable by 6 – 24 months in a State Jail facility and a fine of up to $10,000.
  • A 3rd Degree Felony if the person is supposed to register for life and is supposed to register yearly. A 3rd Degree Felony is punishable by 2-10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
  • A 2nd Degree Felony if the person registers for life and is supposed to register every 90 days. A 2nd Degree Felony is a punishable by 2-20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

If you have been charged with failure to register as a sex offender, it is in your best interest to register right away.  It shows good faith, and gives up at least a start at telling your story.  Every single time I have a client charged with this crime, there is always an explanation.  I will do my best to tell your story and try to get you the best possible outcome.

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If you have any specific questions about this type of case please let me know and I will do everything in my power to help you.  Houston Criminal Defense Attorney Eric J Benavides at 713-222-2828. You can also contact me about your case by filling in the following information. The first consultation is always free.