Avoid the Stigma of Sex Offender Registration

New York's sex offender registration program was established in response to the death of Megan Kanka, a young New Jersey girl who was raped and murdered by a previously convicted child molester who had moved into her neighborhood. Its purpose is to notify the public about adults in the area who were previously convicted of sex crimes.

To Prevent Registration, We Need to Defend Your Rights in Court

In many ways, being listed on the sex offender registry is the harshest penalty associated with a sex crime conviction. It places a label on a person for at least 20 years after he or she served his or her sentence.

After 25 years in practice, criminal defense attorney Michael D. Horn realizes that the best way to prevent registration is to mount the best defense possible and to fight back against sex crime charges. He understands how important it is to avoid the stigma that comes with registering as a sex offender, which is why he puts in as much time and energy as necessary to ensure his clients obtain the best outcome possible.

Please call our office today at 718-777-7717 or fill out our email form to discuss your situation. Attorney Michael D. Horn offers free consultations at our main office in Astoria, Queens, or he can come meet with you in jail, if necessary.

Information On New York's Sex Offender Registry

New York classifies convicted sex offenders into three categories:

  • Level 1: Level 1 offenders are deemed the least likely to commit another sex-related crime. They must register for a period of 20 years, unless they are classified as a "sexual predator," a "sexually violent offender," or a "predicate sex offender," in which case they must register for life.
  • Level 2: Level 2 offenders are believed to be at moderate risk to commit another sex-related crime. They must register for life.
  • Level 3: Level 3 offenders are at the highest risk to commit another sex-related crime and must register for life.

Sex offender registration requires sharing personal information that can be found on the Division of Criminal Justice's website. That information could include:

  • Your height, weight and other physical characteristics
  • Scars or tattoos
  • Your picture
  • Your address
  • A description of the crime
  • Your sentence
  • Your current car and its license plate

Contact Us Right Away for a Free Defense Consultation

The sooner you contact our law office, the sooner we can begin preparing your defense. We will work hard to help you avoid needing to register as a convicted sex offender. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today. Call 718-777-7717 or contact our law office online. Our staff speaks Spanish. Credit cards are accepted.