Sex Offender Registration: What Can and Can’t I Do

October 16, 2023

Publisher’s Note: Originally published June 27th, 2014. Updated October 16th, 2023, to ensure content reflects current and relevant information.

Being convicted of a sex-related crime in Texas can lead to automatic, mandatory registration in the sex offender database. While the registration can often last for 10 years, or on some occasions life, recent updates indicate that the duration can vary based on the nature of the offense and other factors. Nevertheless, being listed in the national sex offender database necessitates adherence to specific responsibilities and restrictions in order to stay out of jail.