In Michigan, individuals who have been convicted of a sex crime are required to register as a sex offender. The period of registration lasts a minimum of 25 years, and under certain circumstances, for life. A registered sex offender is required to register his or her address with law enforcement and update that information whenever he or she moves.
Registering as a sex offender can have a significant impact on one's personal and professional life. Relationships with family members can be greatly strained. Getting a job can be difficult when a background check is required. Even renting an apartment can be difficult. This is in addition to the criminal penalties associated with a sex crime conviction, including fines and prison time.
At the Schwartz Law Firm, we aggressively defend individuals who have been charged with a sex crime. Additionally, we can help you explore your options for getting off the Michigan sex offender registry, an option now available to teenagers who have been convicted of statutory rape. To learn more, contact a Michigan sex offender registry attorney.
Registration No Longer Required for a Statutory Rape Conviction
A new law in Michigan grants leniency to teenagers who have been required to register as a sex offender after a statutory rape conviction. A conviction for statutory rape may come when a teenager has sex with a minor — whether or not the act was consensual. Now, teenagers who are convicted of statutory rape will not be required to register as a sex offender. Additionally, those who have already registered can seek to have their names removed. Contact a lawyer from our firm to find out more.
Contact Detroit Sex Offender Violation Defense Attorneys
To learn more about your options for getting off of the Michigan sex offender registry for a statutory rape conviction, contact our Oakland County law office in Farmington Hills to schedule a free consultation.