Restrictions for Sex Offenders

The State of Texas treats sexual assault and related offenses very seriously. Per state law, a person convicted of designated sex crimes must face jail time and fines. Additionally, they must register as a sex offender on the Texas sex offender registry.

Unfortunately, criminal penalties are not all a sex offender must face. There are several restrictions Texas statutes enforce on convicted defendants such as professional restrictions, living restrictions, and employment restrictions. To learn more, contact Austin sex crimes defense attorney Jackson Gorski at The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski.

Austin Restrictions for Sex Offender Lawyer, TX

If you have been convicted of a sex offense, it is crucial that you understand your rights and the restrictions Texas courts can assign to your case. If you’ve been accused of violating your current restrictions, then it’s recommended you seek the help of a skilled criminal defense lawyer. Regardless of your situation, criminal defense attorney Jackson Gorski at The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski can represent you and ensure the best possible outcome during your criminal proceedings.

The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski accepts clients in Williamson County, TX, and surrounding areas including Cedar Park, Florence, Granger, Jarrell, Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Thrall, Weir, and Coupland. Call 512-960-4646 to secure a confidential consultation today.

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Living Restrictions

An individual who registers as a sex offender becomes limited in where they can live or go on vacation. For example, suppose the individual likes to vacation for a week or more in another country. They would need to register with that country’s sex offender agency to stay in compliance with the law. Suppose they like to attend school outside the country. They still need to register with the local police to be compliant.

If the individual’s sex crime involves a child, the individual may not live within 500 feet of a child safety zone. Child safety zones are schools, childcare facilities, youth centers, juvenile detention centers, parks, playgrounds, and sports fields where children are likely to attend. But this restriction is not all. The individual may face stricter living limitations if the individual’s municipality has other living restrictions.

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Travel Restrictions

Sex offense registration comes with certain travel restrictions. For example, the individual must keep their home address updated and notify authorities when buying or selling a vehicle. If the individual travels outside the country, they must alert the local police station, get permission, and register with the local police of whichever state they travel to if they are there for seven or more days.

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Work Restrictions

Registering as a sex offender will impact an individual’s professional career. Even after the individual pays their debt to society, employers may refuse to hire them due to their status. The public may access the individual’s registration, including potential employers. Employers may have the right not to hire the individual if the occupation puts patrons or staff at undue risk of harm. In some cases, employers are prohibited from hiring an individual due to their status. For example, employers of sexually oriented businesses cannot hire the individual in any capacity. Working at schools, childcare facilities, and similar fields is also out of the question.

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Additional Resources

Texas Title 1 Chapter 62 Sex Offender Registration Program – The Texas Statutes’ website explains the sex offender registration program in Texas.

Sex Offender Treatment – The Texas Northern U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services provides information about a sex offender treatment program in Northern Texas.

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Travis County Sex Offender Registration Attorney, TX

If you have been accused of violating your sex offender restrictions, don’t suffer silently. Reach out to The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski immediately. Jackson Gorski has an extensive reputation for aggressive defense of people charged with sex crimes. He understands what prosecutors and law enforcement officers will try to do to put you in prison. Mr. Gorski also understands how to counteract these strategies.

To schedule your first consultation, reach out to The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski at 512-960-4646 today. The Law Office of Jackson F. Gorski serves clients in Austin and Georgetown but also accepts clients in other various counties including Williamson County, Travis County, Hays County, Caldwell County, Bell County, Lee County, Bastrop County, Milam County, and Burnett County.

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