SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION & COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES in Nebraska
Labeled and Restricted by a Sex Crime Conviction
Many sex crimes carry the stamp of “sex offender” or “sexual
predator” upon conviction. Those convicted are subject to scrutiny
and suspicion wherever they live. Failing to comply with the complex sex
offender registration rules results in new criminal charges.
If you are accused of a sexual offense in Nebraska, jail or prison is not
the only worry. A felony conviction on your record is always a burden,
and a sex offender label follows you for 10 years or a lifetime. It may
be necessary to take your case to trial because of the harsh penalties
and collateral consequences. The criminal defense attorneys of the Berry
Law Firm forcefully and skillfully confront the prosecution’s case
to give you a fighting chance.
Contact our Lincoln or Omaha offices to discuss your situation and how we can help.
Lincoln Sex Crimes Lawyers Who Understand What Is at Stake
A lengthy prison sentence awaits conviction for a major
sex offense. But even if you are not incarcerated, sex offender registration is oppressive.
It controls where you can live and what kinds of jobs you can have. Under
the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, offenders must
notify local and state authorities every time they relocate and every
time they change employment.
For example, a man convicted in California of a minor non-registrable sex
offense learned the hard way that the conviction is a registrable offense
in Nebraska. He was charged with a Class IV felony for failing to register
even though he was not aware of the rule.
Take Action to Mitigate the Consequences
Even the mere allegation and investigation for sex crimes can haunt you.
The Department of Health and Human Services keeps a registry whether or
not you are formally charged, which can affect employment or volunteer
activities. In the age of the Internet, the allegation never goes away
once you are charged.
The best recourse is to contact an attorney as early as possible. Our intervention
sometimes convinces the prosecutor to drop the case or file lesser charges
that do not require sex offender registration. Otherwise, our successful
trial lawyers are prepared to aggressively defend you, including fighting
for your freedom and your future at trial.
To discuss Nebraska sex offender registration and collateral consequences
of a sex crime prosecution, call (402) 817-6550 or
contact us online.