For many people the implications of sex offender registration can be the worst consequence of a sex crime conviction – even worse than prison! People on the registry find their lives have become a living hell. Their privacy is invaded, their children are tormented at school, their wives and family members receive threatening letters. This harassment will follow you from community to community, whether it is Ludington in Mason County, Detroit, or Lansing in Ingham County or anywhere in between.
At Kronzek & Cronkright, we are a statewide Michigan law practice that focuses on sex crimes. Our lawyers have earned a statewide reputation for our case results, which include many dismissals and not guilty verdicts. In any sex crime case, our goal is to keep you from being convicted of a crime that will result in sex offender registration.
Very often, we receive calls from people who are on the sex offender registry and want to know if there is anything they can do to get their name removed from the registry. Though there are a few people who qualify to petition for removal from the sex offender registry many people are still stuck on the registry. Therefore, the best time to fight against sex offender registration is before you are convicted.”
In Michigan, many people convicted of felony or misdemeanor sex crimes are subject to sex offender registration. Depending on the crime, a defendant could have to register for 15 years, 25 years, or life. A defendant’s name, photo, address, and more will be posted on the public website, which is one of the most popular governmental websites in Michigan. Most convicted sex offenders are barred from living, working, or loitering within 1,000 feet of a student safety zone. Lifetime GPS monitoring through an ankle bracelet is required for some sex offenses. Sometimes, there are people who were convicted of certain sex offenses who–for one reason or another–never had to register on the sex offender registry, or who were removed from the sex offender registry. If those people later plead guilty to or are found guilty of any felony (even non-sexual felonies!), they can be placed on the sex offender registry in Michigan.
To protect yourself from the drastic consequences of sex offender registration, you need an attorney who deals with this issue often enough to avoid the traps. It does not matter if your offense is in Mt. Pleasant or Clinton County, Birmingham or Crawford County, you can find an attorney at Kronzek & Cronkright who will stand up for yoru rights and work to keep you off the sex offender registry. Call or e-mail us today!
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