Committing a sex crime is a serious offense that leads to serious penalties, including time in prison and being required to register as a sex offender. If you’re a citizen of Texas and you fail to comply with your order to register, you will face harsh penalties.
If you’ve been charged with a sex crime and you fail to register for the sex offender list, it is a felony. In most cases, if you’ve committed a sex crime and you’re registering on the sex offender list, you’ve already served your prison time and are being released on probation or you’ve been paroled. Being charged with a felony while on probation or parole risks having your probation or parole revoked.
Sex crimes, especially those involving children, carry hefty penalties. In situations where the Internet is involved, such as an online child pornography sting, people who are not actually guilty can be caught up.
For this reason, it is important to hire a defense attorney who has experience dealing with computer forensics to investigate your sex crime case.