Sex Offender Registries
People who have been convicted of sex crimes are often required to submit their names, faces, and addresses to a statewide sex offender registry. These registries are posted online for anyone to see, allowing viewers to search for sex offenders by name or location. Sex offender registries can protect a community from a violent offender, but they can also ruin the lives of otherwise law-abiding people who have been wrongly accused and convicted of a sex-related offense.
The stigma attached to being listed in a sex offender registry can be crippling. People listed in these registries may find it difficult to find work, to find a place to live, and to engage socially in their communities. For someone wrongly accused of a crime, this punishment can be devastating and is completely unfair
Beyond just having his or her name, face, and address listed side-by-side with dangerous sex offenders, living with a sex crime conviction can also mean that the accused will have to notify neighbors in person that he or she was convicted of a sex crime.
For all the offenders who may have been stopped because of these registries, there are still many who were wrongly convicted. If you have been charged with a sex crime, you deserve effective legal representation. The consequences of a sex crime conviction, even for the least-severe offenses, are far too serious to settle for less. The experienced Champaign criminal defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices will fight by your side to defend your rights. To learn more, contact a skillful and knowledgeable Champaign defense lawyer today by calling (217) 328-6000.