Numerous Crimes Could Land Individuals on the Georgia Sex Offender Registry
One of the most significant consequences of a sex crime conviction in Georgia is being placed on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Sexual Offender Registry. This can completely upend your life, leaving you unable to get a job, attend college or rent an apartment. It can be a devastating penalty, and one that you may need to deal with even if your offense was nonviolent in nature.
Below is a list of crimes that could land a person on the registry:
- Offenses against a minor victim: This includes kidnapping, false imprisonment, criminal sexual conduct toward a minor or the solicitation of a person under the age of 18. It may also involve the use of a minor in a sexual performance, engaging a minor in an act of prostitution, or the use of a computer to entice a minor into sexual activity.
- Dangerous sexual offenses: This category of crimes includes rape, aggravated assault with the attempt to rape, aggravated sexual battery and aggravated child molestation.
The state of Georgia takes these crimes very seriously. Those who are placed on the state’s Sexual Offender Registry are barred from living within 1,000 feet of a childcare facility, school, public or private park, playground, community center, gymnasium, or similar facility. They also may need to inform their neighbors that they are on the list, which can be a humiliating experience.
If you’ve been accused of a crime that could land you on the Georgia Sexual Offender Registry, it’s important to fully explore all your legal options. To learn more, speak with a skilled criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Melvin S. Nash. Call us at 770.422.0878 or contact us online today.