Missouri Sex Offender Registry Laws
From serving time behind bars and paying hefty fines to being on probation and having a criminal record, every criminal conviction comes with penalties. However, the criminal penalties associated with sex crimes are unique and, many argue, particularly punitive.
In Missouri, individuals who are convicted of certain sex crimes must register with the state’s sex offender registry for life. Being included in this registry can have severe consequences and limit where you can live, work and your ability to interact with family members and friends. At The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith, we help protect the rights of individuals who are facing a range of criminal charges for sex crimes, including:
- Sexual assault
- Child pornography
- Sexual misconduct
- Sexual abuse
- Statutory rape
- Child molestation
Strong Criminal Defense Against Sex Crimes Charges
If you are convicted of a sex crime and must register as a sex offender, you are required to provide the following personal identifying information:
- Name and date of birth
- Up-to-date photograph
- Home, work or school address
- License plate and vehicle registration numbers
- Any online usernames or aliases
- DNA sample
Individuals who fail to comply with the state’s sex offender registry laws are subject to additional criminal penalties, including felony charges and imprisonment.
If you are facing criminal charges for sexual assault or misconduct, you need an attorney on your side who knows how to defend against the most serious types of criminal charges and who has a proven track record of success.