Modifications to the Sex Offender Registration: What You Need to Know

It is imperative that individuals, who have been convicted of a sex offense or another crime that requires him or her to register as a sex offender, properly register with the Utah Sex Offender Registry. Sex offenders also must be aware of any modifications to registration requirements as the requirements can change.  For example, a conviction for possession of child pornography requires lifetime registration rather than a ten-year registration as used to be the case.

The Utah Legislature introduced a series of amendments to the sex offender registration requirements. The Amendments were sponsored by Senator Curtis S. Bramble (R) and signed into law on March 28, 2017.

The bill does the following:

  • It specifies that a court may accept a guilty plea only if it is in conformity with the sex offender registration statute;
  • It requires that if a court modifies a conviction for a sex or kidnapping offense, that the court must notify the Department; and
  • It allows the Department of Corrections to intervene in matters that affect a person’s registration requirements.

Find an Attorney for Sex Offender Registration in Salt Lake County, UT

If you or someone you know has been convicted of a sex offense in Salt Lake County, Utah, or in the surrounding areas like Toole County, Weber County, Utah County, or Davis County, UT, who has questions about being a registered sex offender, then call Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law.

Susanne Gustin is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who is a zealous and skilled litigator, dedicated to fighting for the best possible result for you.

Call (801) 243-2814 now for more information about our office and to set up a free consultation.