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Failure To Register as a Sex Offender – ARS §13-3821

If charged with Failure To Register as a Sex Offender you are facing possible incarceration. The best chance of successfully defending these charges and saving your freedom, is by having an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney on your side.

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Failure To Register As A Sex Offender: What Can Happen?

In Arizona, per ARS §13-3821, you must Register as a Sex Offender if you were convicted of a felony sex crime, or an attempted sex crime. This offense is a Class 4 Felony.

A person must report to the local sheriff’s office where they reside to inform the office of their address within ten days of the conviction or ten days of entering and remaining in that county. Additionally, the person must get a new driver’s license every year with an updated photo.

If a person does not properly register within the designated time period they will then be in violation of ARS §13-3824 (Failure to Register as a Sex Offender). Once you are out of this period, you should seek out a lawyer to find out how to handle the situation.

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Failure To Register As A Sex Offender: Penalties & Jail Time

  • First Offense: Up to 3.75 Years in Prison if you have no prior felony convictions
  • Second Offense: Up to 7.5 Years in Prison if you have one prior felony convictions
  • Third Offense: Up to 15 Years in Prison if you have two or more prior felony convictions

If you have questions about Registering as a Sex Offender in Arizona, give our offices a call at (602) 307-0808. The vast criminal case library at DM Cantor, with research materials devoted to challenging accusations involving sex crimes, will prove necessary in mounting the best defense for your case.

Possible Legal Defenses for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

  • Travel In Between Counties Within a 10 day Span
  • Miranda Rights Violation
  • Denial of Right To Counsel

Failing To Register As A Sex Offender is nothing to take lightly and will have lifelong consequences.

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