Sex Offender Registration

A sex offender is defined by Chapter 290 of the Ohio Revised Code as anyone who has been convicted of, pled guilty to, or adjudicated for committing a sexual offense. By law, individuals who commit sex crimes must register as a sex offender. When an individual registers as a sex offender, he or she is required to provide the Sheriff's office with their full name, address, a picture, details of the offense they committed, and other relevant information.

Columbus Sex Offender Registration Attorney

If you convicted of a sexual offense and you need guidance or have been accused of violating the sex offender registration laws in Franklin County, Ohio, contact the Joslyn Law Firm to discuss your case.

Brian Joslyn of the Joslyn Law Firm is an experienced lawyer and knowledgeable in all areas of Ohio’s sex offender registration laws. Call the Joslyn Law Firm at (614) 444-1900 for a free consultation in regards to your sex offender registration status in Franklin County, Madison County, and the surrounding areas of Ohio.

Sex Offender Registration in Ohio

Requirements of a Sex Offender in Franklin County

After an individual is convicted of a sexual offense and registers as a sex offender, he or she is required to:

  • Report at scheduled intervals
  • Notify the County Sherriff of any address change
  • Notify the County Sheriff if he or she enters a new county to attend school
  • Report where he or she is employed
  • Report all vehicles that he or she owns
  • Notify the County Sherriff of any email address they have access to

If the registered sex offender fails to follow through on any of these requirements, he or she can face criminal charges.

Different Tiers of Sex Offender Registration

There are three different types of sex offenders in Ohio, and they are classified in tiers based on the offense they have committed. The requirements for registered sex offenders differ depending on which tier they are classified under. The tiers are as follows:

Tier I: These types of sex offenders are required to subject to registration requirements for 15 years. They must report and re-register once a year and will not be subjected to neighborhood/community notification.

Tier II: Sex offenders in this tier must report and re-register every six months for a period of 25 years. They are not subjected to community notification.

Tier III: A sex offender in this tier will have to re-register/report every 90 days for the remainder of his or her life. The community or neighborhood the offender lives in will be notified of his or her sex offender status each time the sex offender relocates, including all residents who live within 1,000 feet of the offender’s residence.

Defense Attorney in Madison County Providing Information on Sex Offender Registration

If you have been ordered to register as a sex offender in Columbus, Ohio, contact Brian Joslyn of the Joslyn Law Firm to discuss the steps you need to take. Brian Joslyn is a compassionate Columbus defense attorney and will guide you along every step of the way, and ensure that you are well aware of the laws regarding sex offender registration.

Call the Joslyn Law Firm at (614) 444-1900 for a free consultation on your sex offender status in and around Pickaway County, Madison County, Delaware County, Licking County and Fairfield County.

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