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Sex Offenders

Sex Offender Defense Lawyers in Ohio

Under Ohio and federal laws, individuals convicted of certain sex crimes must register as sex offenders. The frequency of required registration varies depending on the seriousness of the convicted offense. For the most serious convictions, Ohio sheriffs must inform community members when the convicted sex offender lives within 1,000 feet of their residence. At the Law Office of Gregory S. Robey, our Ohio sex offenders defense lawyers work diligently to protect your rights when facing allegations.

The prosecution must prove its case against you. Whenever possible, our sex offender defense attorneys in Ohio seek reduced charges, case dismissal, or other favorable outcomes.

The Adam Walsh Act

The Adam Walsh Act, signed into federal law in 2006, outlined registration of convicted sex offenders based on three categories, called Tiers. Offenses in order of severity fall into Tier III, II, and I.

Tier III

Some convictions falling under Tier III include:

  • Rape
  • Sexual assault (battery)
  • Aggravated murder with sexual motivation
  • Murder with sexual motivation
  • Kidnapping a minor to engage in sexual activity
  • Felonious assault with sexual motivation
  • Subsequent offenses after being classified as a Tier II or III offender

Tier III sex offenders must register every 90 days or with every residency change for life.

Tier II

Some convictions falling under Tier II include:

  • Compelling prostitution
  • Pandering obscenity involving a minor
  • Illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance
  • Gross sexual imposition of an individual under 13
  • Child endangering
  • Kidnapping with sexual motivation
  • Commission of sexual offenses after a Tier I conviction

Adults convicted of Tier II crimes must register every 180 days for 25 years; convicted juveniles must register for 20 years.

Tier I

Some convictions falling under Tier I include:

  • Importuning
  • Unlawful sexual conduct with a minor
  • Voyeurism
  • Sexual imposition
  • Illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance
  • Child enticement with sexual motivation
  • Pandering obscenity
  • Menacing by stalking with sexual motivation
  • Unlawful restrain with sexual motivation

Adults convicted of Tier I offenses must register once a year for 15 years; juveniles must register for 10 years.

Seek legal help from a sex offender defense lawyer in Cleveland, OH

An Ohio sex offender defense attorney can help you fight against conviction.  To discuss your case in a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, call the Law Office of Gregory S. Robey at 877-219-2514 or contact us online.


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