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Vegas Defense Lawyers Explain Implications of Sexual Offense

Conviction to Central RepositoryIn Nevada, many different types of offenses are considered sexual offenses. This includes sexual contact with people who are underaged or who cannot give consent, as well as unwanted sexual contact. Child pornography and lewdness may also be considered sexually based offenses. Whenever you are convicted of a crime that has a sexual component or that is sexually motivated, it could be considered a sexual offense.

Unfortunately, if a defendant is convicted of a sexual offense, this could mean the defendant has to register as a sex offender. Registration comes with burdensome requirements that could affect all aspects of your life, often for the rest of your life. Fighting against conviction or trying to reduce charges is imperative when your future is at stake and you need a Las Vegas defense attorney who has the knowledge and experience to help you put together the strongest possible trial strategy.

LV Criminal Defense can help. Our attorneys know all of the Nevada laws on sex crimes and will work hard to assist you in avoiding a guilty verdict. We also understand rules for registration and sentencing which are found in Nevada’s rules of criminal procedure. We can help you through the post-conviction process and assist you in understanding what registration entails.

Sentencing and Judgment After Conviction for a Sexual Offense

Within Chapter 176 of the Nevada Code related to sentencing and judgment, there are statutes related to the post-conviction process for sexual offenders. One of these statutes, N.R.S. 176.0927, provides details on when and how a defendant is informed of his duty to register as a sex offender.

Under the relevant law, a defendant who is convicted of a sexual offense will be notified after the imposition of his sentence that he must register pursuant to the rules set forth in N.R.S. 179D.445. The offender after conviction should be informed of his duty to register at all periods of time when he is in the state of Nevada, including if he is a student or a worker. He must also be informed of his obligations to register in other states outside of Nevada if he moves.

The notice should explain to the defendant that he is required to notify the local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where he was residing if he moves or changes his address. He also has to notify the local law enforcement agency when he moves into any new location, including if he is living somewhere as a student or as a worker. Defendants also need to notify law enforcement if they become a student, intend to become a student, change their graduation plans, obtain a job in higher education, terminate a job in higher education, or expect to get a job in higher education.

In addition to providing notice to the defendant, the court also has to notify Nevada’s Central Repository that the defendant has been convicted so the Central Repository can start the registration process.

Failure to comply with registration requirements has serious consequences for offenders. While this statute requires notice be given to the convicted offender, a failure to give notice would not absolve the defendant of any of his obligations under Nevada’s laws.

How Las Vegas Criminal Lawyers Can Help

You should contact LV Criminal Defense as soon as you have been accused of any sex crime so that our legal team can go to work on finding all possible options for helping you try to avoid conviction. You also need to get prompt legal help if you have been convicted and need to register to ensure that you do not face any further penalties or consequences.

We are here and ready to provide you with advice and advocacy as you deal with serious charges. Give us a call today to speak with a Las Vegas defense lawyer with experience handling cases involving sexual offenses.

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