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Failing To Register As A Sex Offender In Massachusetts

Failing to register as a sex offender is a criminal charge that carries severe consequences. It is critical that you understand your obligations under Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board law. You could face incarceration and a sentence of lifetime of community parole, which can be revoked at any time without a judicial hearing.

You could be charged with the failure to register if you:

  • Fail to verify your registration at the intervals at which you are required
  • Give false information
  • Fail to give notice when your address, school attendance or job changes

The Consequences Of Not Registering As A Sex Offender Are Severe

It is essential that you retain a Massachusetts sex crimes defense attorney who can help you make sure that you register appropriately. The laws are different in each state, and if you are a new resident and you fail to register, you could face serious consequences.

Salem, Massachusetts, attorney Kate Frame has ample experience on all sides of Boston-area sex crime cases. Before becoming an attorney, she first served as a prosecutor and then a SORB member. She has a thorough understanding of what both the criminal and administrative courts are looking for in these cases.

Timeliness is of great importance in any legal case, however, if you have been charged with the failure to register, it is essential that an experienced lawyer get started on your case right away. Attorney Frame can help you resolve the case quickly while striving to lower your sentence, while ensuring that you were charged properly.

Contact Our Boston Sex Offender Defense Law Firm

To learn more about what happens if you fail to register as a sex offender in Massachusetts, email or call the firm at 978-208-3975 or toll free at 866-974-0927.