If you have been convicted of a sex crime, you may be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Having your name on Colorado’s Sex Offender Registry can result in harassment, and the loss of your job, apartment, home, children, and family. If you are required to register as a sex offender in Colorado, you understand the stigma. You understand how our society demonizes people who have been arrested or convicted of any sex crime.
Being relieved of the requirement to register as a sex offender is difficult to do and only possible in certain circumstances – but it can be done.
I work hard to help people request removal of the sex offender registration requirement, and I will take the time to explain the process of sex offender registry removal to you. The laws that govern the registration of sex offenders in Colorado are complex, and the length of time you must stay on the registry depends entirely on what crime you were convicted of. Further, there are certain eligibility waiting periods that apply:
- 20 Years: People convicted of class 1, 2, or 3 felonies may be removed after 20 years following discharge of sentence
- 10 Years: Unlawful sexual contact, class 1 misdemeanor or any class 4, 5 or 6 felony
- 5 Years: Misdemeanor offenses other than class 1 (including indecent exposure)
- Upon case dismissal: Deferred judgment and sentence for underlying offenses (deferred sentence)
You have the right to petition the district court for an order directing removal from the central sex offender registry. I can assist you with the deregistration petition and will fight for you in court.