Late last month, Missouri tweaked its laws regarding its Sex Offender Registry. While the new laws require Registered Sex Offenders to check in with law enforcement more often to update their contact information, the aspect of the law most favorable to those on the registry is the new “tier” system that separates sex offenses based on their severity. The new law also allows for Registered Sex Offenders to petition the court to have their names removed from the Registry after a certain period of time. It is now possible for people convicted of non-violent sexual offenses to have their names removed from the Sex Offender Registry in as little as 10 years.
If you have questions about the change in law, or if you are seeking removal from the Sex Offender Registry, give our office a call today.