registering as a sex offender

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

April 27, 2016

The state of Texas uses mandatory sex offender registration to prevent convicted offenders from committing additional crimes. Registration also serves the purpose of monitoring convicted offenders and keeping track of their address and place of employment. In most cases, a person who is convicted of a sexually-based offense can be ordered to register upon their release from incarceration or when they are placed on supervised probation. The length of registration can vary from 10 years up to the remainder of a person’s life.