Contact Michael T. Kossen P.C. to Petition for Removal
Michael T. Kossen, P.C. helps individuals found guilty of sex offender charges in the Denver, CO area petition for removal from these registries when specific requirements are met. Many states, including Colorado, require members of the community found guilty of committing sexual offenses to register with the state. Even after completing a jail sentence or probation, names must be included on the sexual offender registry. However, if you meet certain requirements based on the level of your offense and the time passed since the end of your jail sentence or probation, you may be eligible to submit a petition for sex offender registry removal. Contact the law office of Michael T. Kossen, P.C. for help.
Sex Offenses that Require Registration
Sexual offenses fall into five main categories. Depending on the offense, guilty persons must register in Colorado as sex offenders. Some of these require lifetime supervision sentencing provisions, and others do not. Being registered as a sex offender can affect a person’s ability to obtain employment, attend school, and more. If you don’t require a lifetime registry, Attorney Kossen can assist with the expungement and sealing of records to protect your past and help you move on with your future. However, you must understand the requirements as a sex offender and follow all steps to properly register in the state for the following crimes:
- Sexual Assault
- Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification
- Sexual Conduct in a Penal Institution
- Indecent Exposure
Sex Offender Registry Requirements
It doesn’t matter if you’re a temporary or permanent resident of Colorado; if you’ve been convicted of a sexual offense, you must register with the sexual offense registry. Registration requires offenders to register under all names they’ve ever used and re-register any time they legally change their name. Registration has a strict timeline. It must be completed within five days of release from jail or setting up any permanent, temporary, or secondary living residence in Colorado. For anyone released from the Department of Corrections without court-ordered supervision, registration must be completed within one day of release.
Who Has to Register as a Sex Offender
A person who commits a sexual offense in Colorado, or commits a crime in another state that would be classified as a sexual offense in Colorado and establishes residency here, is required to register as a sexual offender. More details about who must register are available here, but the basic premise for registration falls under the following guidelines:
- Any sex crime on a child or unlawful sexual offense that resulted in a conviction on or after July 1, 1991
- Any person released from the Department of Corrections on or after July 1, 1991, that was sentenced for any conviction of an unlawful sexual offense or a sex crime on a child
Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
The sex offender registry has many requirements. Anyone convicted of a sex crime must take the appropriate steps to complete the registration fully. Failing to comply with any registration requisites in Colorado comes with additional charges. If the original sex crime were a felony, failure to register appropriately would be charged as a felony. If the initial sex crime were a misdemeanor, failure to complete the registry would be charged as a misdemeanor.
Why Choose Michael T. Kossen, P.C. in Denver, CO?
Michael T. Kossen, P.C. is a team of local attorneys dedicated to helping clients move on with their lives to become productive citizens in society. If you’re seeking help sealing a record or an expungement, our specialized firm will handle your case professionally and confidentially. Our law firm offers:
- 20 years of experience
- Attorneys born and raised in Colorado
- Experience in appeals courts and the Colorado Supreme Court
- Specialized services in expungement and sealing
- Free consultations
- 24-hour availability
Find Out What Past Crimes Can Be Sealed On Your Record
Individuals who want to petition for removal from the sex offender registry will find experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at the law firm of Michael T. Kossen, P.C. in Denver, CO. We specialize in expungement and sealing of criminal records. Past crimes can follow you around for years, even long after debt to society has been paid. However, there is hope for the future. If you or someone you know is having trouble finding employment, enrolling in school, or having difficulty trying to make life improvements, contact us or take our online test to find out if the past can be sealed.