In a recent case, a client came to our team at the D'Amore Law Firm after being charged with failure to register as a sex offender. Not only that, but they were charged as a habitual offender. The sex offender registry was created to allow people to see if there are any convicted sex offenders in their vicinity. This is a database that contains the details of their conviction as well as their photograph and address. In Texas, people who have been convicted of sex crimes are required to continue to register with the law enforcement in their local area. If the fail to do so, they could be further penalized and actually face felony charges because of their failure to register.
In this case, not only did our client fail to register, but they were a habitual offender, meaning it happened on numerous occasions. They could have been facing serious penalties, but after coming to our firm for help, we were able to get the sentence lowered to five years deferred probation. Being on the sex offender registry could have serious ramifications on the rest of your life, but if you have been charged with habitually failing to register, the consequences could be even more serious.
If you have found yourself in this situation, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team at the D'Amore Law Firm. We understand how complex these cases can be and so will do everything in our power to help you. With twenty years of experience, you can have peace of mind knowing that a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney is on your side. We offer a free case evaluation so that you can let us know the details of your case quickly and easily. Let us fight to protect your rights and get your charges dropped!