Those convicted of a crime often want to start their life over. Unfortunately, those convicted of sex offenses are required to abide by certain rules and restrictions which make it difficult to obtain that fresh start. Failing to abide by these laws can result in new criminal charges and possibly in the revocation of probation. If you are facing issues with sex offender registration then you should contact our office immediately.
Attorneys helping Arkansas clients navigate the requirements of sex offender registration
Arkansas requires registration of anyone convicted of certain sex offenses. You must register if you were incarcerated, were placed on probation or parole, served any kind of community supervision, or were acquitted on grounds of mental disease of defects. By requiring that you register as a sex offender, the state of Arkansas is able to enforce these restrictions and ensures that your criminal conviction can be easily found on a background check. These requirements may be frustrating for individuals who feel they have served their time and been rehabilitated, however, a failure to register can result in even more serious penalties. Typical charges related to sex offender registration include:
- Failure to register
- Failure to provide required information
- Failure to inform authorities of a new address
- Residing, working, or spending time too close to children, schools, playgrounds, or other restricted areas
While it may be tempting to “start fresh,” committing any of these crimes will result in serious consequences.
The attorneys at Benca & Benca are ready to assist you if you have been charged with any of the foregoing offenses. Quite often “failure to register” cases can be negotiated so that one does not serve additional jail time. Also, there may be a compelling reason why you did not timely register and this reason can be brought to the Court’s attention. If you are facing sex offender registration related charges then contact our office immediately.
Little Rock Arkansas criminal attorneys providing quality representation
At Benca & Benca we value each and every client. Our experienced attorneys frequently collaborate on cases in order to win the best outcome possible for clients. We believe in time effective communication and return calls and emails within 24-hours, even on nights and weekends. When you are charged with a crime, you deserve to be kept up to date on what is happening. We promise the highest level of service. Call today.