Sexual Offender Registration

Most convictions for a sex offense will result in mandatory registration as a sex offender. Registering as a sex offender in Indianapolis or throughout Indiana can carry with it a considerable social stigma. It can make it difficult to find housing, get and hold a job and even form personal relationships. But registering once convicted is often required by law and failure to do so holds consequences, including incarceration.

Removal From The Registry

In some circumstances, you can petition for removal from the Indiana sex offender registry. Former Partner, Kathleen Sweeney successfully appealed a conviction for failing to register as a sex offender in the case of Wallace v. State, 905 N.E.2d 371 (Ind. 2009). The Indiana Supreme Court agreed with Kathleen that it was unconstitutional to force individuals to register as a sex offender if their offenses occurred before 1994. It is estimated that Kathleen’s case made 2,000 people eligible for removal.

The charge of failure to register can be made in some circumstances where registration isn’t required. It can also be made, in some cases, where registration has already occurred. A failure to register charge can even be filed against someone without that person’s knowledge.

A Strong Legal Team Can Help Defend You

When you choose Hayes Ruemmele, LLC, your case will be handled by Indianapolis-based criminal defense attorneys who understand and are experienced with the failure to register as a sex offender charge, as well as petitions for removal from the registry.

To meet with our team of skilled attorneys, complete our online form or call our offices at 317-491-1050 to schedule a free initial appointment.