Nevada defense lawyers provide advice and advocacy to defendants accused of sex crimes as well as to those who have been convicted of sexual offenses. In the state of Nevada, you may be required to comply with strict registration requirements if you commit a crime against a child or if you commit a crime classified as a sex crime.
Nevada’s code of criminal procedure provides details in Chapter 179D on registration for sex offenders and registration for those who commit crimes against children. It is important to know what is in these laws so you can protect your rights, avoid serious legal trouble, and build the best future possible for yourself even after being accused of a serious crime. In particular, one important issue to be aware of is that N.R.S. 179D classifies sex offenders into different tiers and imposes different requirements based on the specific crime that a defendant has been convicted of committing.
Nevada divides sex offenders into 3 tiers: Tier I, Tier II and Tier III. N.R.S. 179D.115 is the relevant statute which determines which offenders are classified as Tier II offenders. If you have been accused of a crime that could result in you being classified as a Tier II offender, you should contact LV Criminal Defense today to find out about the ways in which out legal team can help you.
Our attorneys will help you to fight conviction or to negotiate a plea deal so you can minimize the likelihood of being found guilty of a sex offense that would result in Tier II classification.
We can also help you if you have already been convicted by providing you with advice on what your rights are under Nevada law. Give us a call today to find out about the assistance our Nevada criminal attorneys can offer you in connection with state laws on sex offenses.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
According to N.R.S. 179D.115, a Tier II offender is defined as an offender who has been convicted of a crime against a child. The relevant statute also defines a Tier II offender as a sex offender, other than a Tier III sex offender, whose crime committed against a child could result in a sentence of one or more years of imprisonment. Specific offenses committed against a child can also result in Tier II classification, including felony luring of a child; offenses involving prostitution or pandering and involving a child; and child pornography offenses involving minors.
Any crimes more serious than those specifically enumerated in 42 U.S. Code section 19611(3) can also result in an offender being classified as a Tier II offender. Those who are convicted in other states, in military court, or in tribal court can also be classified as a Tier II offender if the offense with which the person was convicted is equivalent to a Nevada crime as severe as those that are listed in N.R.S.179D.115. Finally, if a person becomes a Tier I sexual offender and then commits an offense that could be punishable by a year or more of imprisonment, then that person could be classified as a Tier II offender.
Nevada changed its rules for how offenders are classified into different tiers when the Adam Walsh Act (Assembly Bill 579) passed. The new classification system went into effect on July 1, 2016 and uses more objective measures to determine an offender’s tier, as opposed to subjective measures previously used.
Nicholas Wooldridge will assist you with understanding Nevada’s laws on sex crimes and on sex offender registration. We have helped many defendants to fight charges, avoid a guilty verdict and avoid registration. We also have experience helping convicted offenders to understand their obligations and to protect their rights.
To find out more about the ways in which our legal team can help, give us a call today.