Levitt & Levitt Serving Tennessee and Northern Georgia
Free Initial Consultation:
Chattanooga 423-443-4281
Trenton, GA 706-398-9063
Menu Contact
Because Experience Counts Premier Representation For Criminal Defense And Personal Injury

Increase in sex crime convictions and registrants

Tennessee residents who have wondered what may happen if they are accused of a sex crime have good reason to be concerned. A criminal charge can have a long-lasting effect on a person’s life. If convicted, a defendant may find it difficult to get a job or a place to live as the conviction will appear on any background check that is performed. In addition, the social stigma associated with criminal histories may impede positive social relationships and connectedness.

People who are convicted of sex-related crimes may be required to register as sex offenders. The registry first began 21 years ago in 1995. At that time, many offenses involved hardcopy child pornography. The advent of the internet may well have facilitated some changes in how many of these types of crimes are alleged. Since its inception, the number of people in sex offender registry program has grown to include over three times what it once had.

Once a person is forced to register as a sex offender, they may be required to do so for life if the conviction was for a crime deemed to be violent. Other defendants may eventually be able to get off the sex offender registry. While registered as a sex offender, defendants continually face the prospect that people could locate them there. That is what happened to one man who was a softball umpire.

People who are accused of sex crimes may wish to seek legal advice on how to deal with such charges. Proper guidance may be helpful in knowing how to proceed in the face of criminal offenses.

 

Source: WBRC.com, “Tennessee sex offender registry triples in size over 20 years,” Liz Lohuis, April 22, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

We Are Ready To Help You

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Chattanooga Office
312 Vine Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Toll Free: 888-701-5114
Phone: 423-443-4281
Fax: 423-266-8342
Chattanooga Criminal Law Office

Trenton Office
1046 Brow Road
Trenton, GA 30752

Phone: 706-398-9063 - Trent
Fax: 423-266-8342
Trenton Law Office Map