FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A
SEX OFFENDER DEFENSE

Contact a MA Sex Offender Registration Lawyer at (508) 343-0676 or CLICK HERE

SERIOUS CHARGES REQUIRE A SERIOUS DEFENSE

Under Massachusetts state law, persons convicted for sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders with the local authorities. Failure to register promptly and comply with sex offender requirements could result in arrest and incarceration. Attorney James Powderly represents individuals required to register as sex offenders. He can explain the requirements involved, the deadlines for registering, and what, if any, additional restrictions are imposed on you in your specific county or city.

To avoid a new criminal charge for failure to register as a sex offender contact Attorney James Powderly today and schedule a free, confidential consultation to learn how he can help you.

- More Information Regarding Sex Offender Classification Levels
- More Information Regarding Sex Offender Registration Requirements

ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION

Attorney Powderly assists clients in complying with sex offender registration requirements in regard to the following:

• Meeting to registration deadlines
• What you need to do if you move (in or out of state)
• Your rights, should your community have a meeting to discuss your living in the neighborhood
• The relationship between sex offender registration and probation or parole
• The consequences of a failure to register

EARLY INTERVENTION IS THE KEY TO A PROPER DEFENSE

Failure to comply with sex offender mandatory registration requirements can create serious, substantial legal complications. Once you are released from prison or placed on probation, you have only a limited amount of time to register. Failure to register as a sex offender in Massachusetts is a criminal offense. Additionally, if you are on probation, you will also be charged with violating the terms of your probation. If, for whatever reason, you fail to register on time, it's essential that you contact Attorney James Powderly and the authorities to show a good faith effort to rectify your mistake.

If you are facing Sex Offender Registration Charges
in Massachusetts, contact the Powderly Law Offices
immediately at (508) 343-0676.

It is extremely important to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney begin working on your case as early as possible. Critical issues, such as how your particular case will be filed and what charges will be leveled against you, are decided, many a time, very soon after your arrest or during the investigatory period. Early intervention gives us an opportunity to potentially reduce or dismiss either felony or misdemeanor charges against you before the first court date.

Please feel free to call for an initial FREE CONSULTATION in our office, or in the privacy and convenience of your own home, during which we can explore how best to defend and resolve your case. Our 24-hour telephone number is (508) 343-0676.

MA FAILURE TO REGISTER PENALTIES

First Offense Failure to Register in MA
• House of Correction Not Less than Six (6) Months but Not More than Two and One-Half (2 ½) Years OR
• State Prison Not More Than Five (5) Years AND / OR
• Fine of Not More Than One-Thousand ($1,000) Dollars

Second Offense Failure to Register in MA
• State Prison Not Less Than Five (5) Years

Second Offense Failure to Register in MA
by a Level Two or Level Three Sex Offender

• State Prison Not Less Than Five (5) Years AND
• Community Parole Supervision FOR LIFE

Contact a MA Sex Offender Registration Lawyer at (508) 343-0676 or CLICK HERE

FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER LAW

Chapter 6: Section 178H.
Failure to register, verify information or provide notice of change of address; providing false information; penalties


(a) A sex offender required to register pursuant to this chapter who knowingly: (i) fails to register; (ii) fails to verify registration information; (iii) fails to provide notice of a change of address; or (iv) who knowingly provides false information shall be punished in accordance with this section.

(1) A first conviction under this subsection shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than six months and not more than two and one-half years in a house of correction nor more than five years in a state prison or by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by both such fine and imprisonment.

A person convicted under this paragraph, who has been adjudicated or convicted of any of the offenses set forth in sections 13B, 13F, 22A, 23, 24B and 26 of chapter 265 or for conspiracy to commit any of these offenses, or as an accessory thereto, or a like violation of the laws of another state, the United States or a military, territorial or Indian tribal authority shall, in addition to the term of imprisonment authorized by this section, be punished by a term of community parole supervision for life, to be served under the jurisdiction of the parole board, as set forth in section 133D of said chapter 127. The sentence of community parole supervision for life shall commence immediately upon the expiration of the term of imprisonment imposed upon such person by the court or upon such person’s release from probation or parole supervision or upon the expiration of a continuance without a finding or upon discharge from commitment to the treatment center pursuant to section 9 of chapter 123A, whichever first occurs.

(2) A second and subsequent conviction under this subsection shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than five years.

Any person convicted under this paragraph who is a level 2 or level 3 offender shall, in addition to the term of imprisonment authorized by this paragraph, be punished by a term of community parole supervision for life, to be served under the jurisdiction of the parole board, as set forth in said section 133D of said chapter 127. The sentence of community parole supervision for life shall commence immediately upon the expiration of the term of imprisonment imposed upon such person by the court or upon such person’s release from probation or parole supervision or upon the expiration of a continuance without a finding or upon discharge from commitment to the treatment center pursuant to section 9 of chapter 123A, whichever first occurs.

(3) Any person convicted under this subsection who is a level 2 or level 3 sex offender shall, in addition to the term of imprisonment authorized by this subsection, be subject to community parole supervision for life, to be served under the jurisdiction of the parole board, as set forth in section 133D of chapter 127. The sentence of community parole supervision for life shall commence immediately upon the expiration of the term of imprisonment imposed upon such person by the court or upon such person’s release from any post-release supervision or upon the expiration of a continuance without a finding or upon discharge from commitment to the treatment center under section 9 of chapter 123, whichever first occurs.

(b) Violations of this section may be prosecuted and punished in any county where the offender knowingly: (i) fails to register; (ii) fails to verify registration information; (iii) fails to provide notice of a change of address; or (iv) knowingly provides false information.

Contact a MA Sex Offender Registration Lawyer at (508) 343-0676 or CLICK HERE

Attorney James Powderly defends individuals facing Massachusetts Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Charges in: Allston, Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Braintree, Brighton, Brockton, Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Dedham, Everett, Fall River, Framingham, Gloucester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Lawrence, Lexington, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Middlesex County, New Bedford, Needham, Newton, Norfolk County, Plymouth, Quincy, Revere, Roxbury, Salem, Saugus, Somerville, South Boston, Springfield, Suffolk County, Taunton, Walpole, Waltham, Wareham, Watertown, West Roxbury, Winchester, Worcester, Worcester County and Wrentham.
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