Las Vegas Defense Attorneys Explain The Definition of Offender
When you are a convicted sex offender, your life is impacted in many detrimental ways. Coping with the consequences of conviction for a sex offense can be very difficult, as you must alert law enforcement to your location, comply with rules limiting your activity, face restrictions on where you can live and work, and cope with the fact that members of your community can obtain information about the crimes that you allegedly committed.
LV Criminal Defense will provide you with representation when you are accused of a sex offense with the goal of helping you to avoid the serious consequences that a sex offense conviction can cause you to experience. We can also assist you in understanding Nevada’s rules for a centralized registry if you have already been convicted of an offense.
You should involve an attorney as early as possible in your case to make sure you put together an appropriate defense strategy for getting the best outcome possible. Our Vegas defense attorneys have extensive experience providing representation to those accused of sex offenses and we can help you to ensure that you are fighting the charges aggressively or coping most effectively with the aftermath of a conviction.
As part of the assistance that we can provide, we can offer insight into Nevada’s rules on sex offender registries that are set forth in Chapter 179B of the Nevada code of procedure in criminal cases. Among the rules set forth within this section are general provisions that include definitions of the different legal terms used to describe the process of maintaining a sex offender registry.
To find out more about what these definitions mean and about the legal technicalities associated with the sex offender registry that could affect your rights, give us a call today.
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Offender Defined for Sex Offender Registry Purposes
Chapter 179B of Nevada’s code of criminal procedure has statutes that set forth the requirements for the creation of a sex offender registry and for the establishment of a community notification website. The same chapter also details when and how information from the sex offender registry can be disclosed and can be utilized.
To understand how this chapter relates to your rights if you are a convicted sex offender, you need to know the different definitions of words used within the chapter. N.R.S. 179B.010 through N.R.S. 179B.140 all provide definitions of different words that are utilized throughout the Chapter.
N.R.S. 179B.073, in particular, defines the word “offender,” for purposes of the laws set forth in Chapter 179. According to the relevant statute, an offender is any person who has been convicted of a sex offense in Nevada or any person who has been convicted of a crime against a child. Many different offenses are considered to be sexual offenses in Nevada, including sexual assault, crimes related to child pornography, and various types of lewd behaviors.
If you are classified as an offender, you can be included in a centralized registry maintained of individuals with a history of sex crimes. You could also find that your information is on a community website aimed at providing notice of your offenses to people who conduct searches for convicted criminals within their geographic region.
Getting Help from a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer
When you involve a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer early in the process of responding to criminal charges, you can maximize the chances of avoiding conviction. However, it is never too late to make sure that your rights are being respected within the criminal justice system.
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LV Criminal Defense is here to fight for you, so give us a call as soon as possible if you are facing criminal charges or if you have been convicted of an offense and you want help to understand the implications. We know the laws in Nevada inside and out and will work hard to make the system work for you.