Las Vegas Criminal Attorneys Explain Definition of Tier I Offender – N.R.S. 179D.113
Nevada’s criminal laws require that certain convicted criminals register with the state. Those who are convicted of specific types of felonies are subject to registration requirements. There are also special registration rules for sex offenders and for individuals who are convicted of crimes against children.
It is important to understand whether an offense that you are charged with could result in you being classified as a sex offender and required to register. If you are facing sex crimes charges and could wind up on the sex offender registry if convicted, this could have life changing consequences. If you have already been found guilty of a sex offense and you are required to register, you also need to know what your rights and obligations are so you can avoid further legal problems.
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Definition of a Tier 1 Offender
Chapter 179D of Nevada’s code of criminal procedure is the part of Nevada law that details sex offender registration requirements. Within section 179D, there is a general provisions section which contains definitions of words used throughout the Chapter. Understanding the legal definition of particular words found within Nevada law is important so you will know what the law means.
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For example, there are different requirements for different kinds of sex offenders including Tier I, Tier II and Tier III offenders. You want to make certain to understand the different categories of offender, which means you need to know the definitions found in N.R.S. 179D.113, N.R.S 179D.115 and N.R.S. 179D.117.
N.R.S. 179D.113 is the statute that defines a Tier I offender. According to the definition provided within this statute, a Tier I offender is someone who is convicted of a crime against a child, or who is convicted of a sex crime, but who is neither a Tier II nor Tier III offender.
The classification rules for the three tiers of offenders were modified to be more objective by the Adam Walsh Act, which was passed in Assembly Bill 579 and which went into effect in July of 2016. While the definitions of both Tier II and Tier III offenders detail specific offenses that could result in a defendant being classified in that particular tier, Tier I is the catchall category for defendants who didn’t commit as serious of an offense but who still must register as a sex offender or as a person who committed a crime against a child.
While being classified as a Tier I offender is not going to be as burdensome and difficult for you as being classified as a Tier II or Tier III offender, you still do need to comply with all legal rules for registration.
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