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Sex Offender Registration

Attorney Greg Tsioros

Sexual Offender Registration

Registering as a Sex Offender in Houston: Brazoria, Ft. Bend, Galveston, Harris & Montgomery Counties

When a person is convicted of a sex crime in Texas, they will most likely have to register as a sex offender once they have finished serving any necessary jail or prison sentence. The state of Texas classifies certain charges as sex crimes, including:

These are just a few crimes that, if convicted, can lead to a requirement to become a registered sex offender. A person who is required to register will either have to do so for 10 years or life.

Staggering Impact of Sex Offender Registration

The requirement to register after a sex crimes conviction can alter a person’s life almost in its entirety. Some of the restrictions now placed on the registered offender include:

  • Inability to pursue certain educational programs: Those convicted of a crime of this nature may not be able to receive federal financial aid, thus limiting their opportunities in college.
  • Limited job market: Being a registered sex offender can hinder what career paths can be followed. Many employers ask whether an applicant is a felon and inquires about the nature of the offense. While many applications state that this does not lead to immediate dismissal, this will often be considered and harm an applicant’s chances.
  • Residency restrictions: Sex offenders will also be barred from living in certain areas within their town. The offender will also have to inform neighbors of their conviction. This is not only embarrassing, but can lead to isolation or harassment from others within the community.
Ensuring Registration Is Not a Factor

Having a skilled sex crimes attorney can help make sure that registration is never an issue. An attorney will look over the case and see where mistakes may have been made. The prosecution has the burden of proof and must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty. This can be harder for the prosecution to accomplish if mistakes were made by either investigators or the prosecution.

Talk to a Sex Crimes Attorney Who Will Fight For You

Attorney Greg Tsioros has worked as a Harris County prosecutor and brings this knowledge to his clients. This perspective gives him the chance to know what the prosecution will do and prepare for it. This can lead to a reduction in charges or a dismissal of the case altogether.

The Law Office of Greg Tsioros can be reached by telephone at (832) 752-5972.