Only the Colorado Sexual Offender Registry is not that simple. Experts say the person you think you should fear most might actually be no more of a threat than anyone else. Or they might have been trouble at one time, but are no longer be a threat, and instead are being punished for whatever crime they committed long after they are released from prison.
A year-old Coloradan made to register as a sex-offender for the rest of his life because of two sexual offenses he committed as a child and teenager could get his name off the list if a Denver juvenile court determines the lifetime mandate is cruel and unusual punishment. Under Colorado law, juveniles must be convicted of two sex crimes to receive mandatory placement on the lifetime sex offender registry. The lists were created so law enforcement and the general public could keep track of people once they have served their sentences.
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The Sex Offender Registration Unit oversees registration of sex offenders and coordinates notification to the community of sexually violent predators released within designated neighborhood boundary limits. The Colorado Sex Offender Registry is a regional database of registered sex offenders from participating jurisdictions throughout Colorado. It includes Denver sex offenders, but represents only the individuals who are required by law to register and who are in compliance with the sex offender registration laws.
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A person may file a petition with the court to discontinue sex offender registration. Different waiting periods and rules apply depending upon the classification of the underlying conviction and whether the conviction was in Colorado, out of state, or obtained when the person was a juvenile or adult. Certain persons are ineligible for removal from the sex offender registry, thus registration is a lifetime requirement.
Exactly who is required to register as a sex offender in Colorado? How complicated is the process of getting off the list? Can sex crimes law firm in Denver help?
Special to The Colorado Sun. The laws requiring the names of convicted sex offenders nationwide to be catalogued, and available to the public, bear the names of children sexually assaulted and murdered by predators who had committed sex offenses before. The goal was to prevent the same from happening to other children.