Out-of-State Sex Offenders
Nashville Sex Crime Attorneys
The laws applying to individuals who have been convicted of a sex crime are complex, to say the least. The results of misunderstanding these laws and making an error can be devastating. Before you move, change jobs or make any other major life changes, be sure that you understand what your obligations are. You may wish to speak to a criminal defense lawyer if you are planning to move to Tennessee and you are registered as a sexual offender in another state, or if you are a resident of Tennessee and you are looking to move to another state.
With extensive experience in sex crime defense in the Nashville area and across the state, we at May McKinney can offer accurate, honest insight that applies to your situation. Out-of-state sex offenders and anyone looking for experienced legal counsel can turn to our attorneys for trusted guidance.
For individualized help, call (615) 265-6383. You can also continue reading to learn more about sex offender registration in Tennessee and how this may affect out-of-state sex offenders.
Guide to Sexual Offender Requirements in Tennessee
According to Tennessee law, a "sexual offender" is defined as an individual who has committed a sexual offense in Tennessee. This can include individuals convicted of sexual battery, rape, sexual exploitation of a child, indecent exposure, and other sex crimes.
The following is a guide to requirements that apply to local and out-of-state sex offenders:
- An offender from another state must register with Tennessee law enforcement within 48 hours of establishing residency in Tennessee. According to Tennessee law, a primary residence means any place a sexual offender lives for five or more consecutive days.
- An offender must also notify authorities of a change in employment status, such as the loss of a job, changing jobs, a change in hours, adding a job, etc.
- A sexual offender in Tennessee must register with law enforcement within 48 hours of moving, either within the state or to another state.
Representing Registered Sex Offenders in Nashville, Mount Juliet, Franklin, Brentwood & Beyond
May McKinney defends people charged with various sex offenses. We understand the complex social and legal challenges facing individuals who are facing allegations of a sex crime — and we understand the challenges facing these individuals when dealing with the reality of sex offender registration.
If you are seeking a criminal defense lawyer or need help with sex offender registration or any related issues, please contact our office.
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