Predatory Offender Registration
By Michelle Margoles, Apr 27 2017 11:32PM
If you are convicted of a sex offense or other “registerable” offense, you must register as a predatory offender with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for a minimum of 10 years. In some circumstances, you may be required to register as a predatory offender for the rest of your life. In fact, if you are charged with a predatory offense but only convicted of a minor, non-predatory offense (such as petty theft), you must still register as a predatory offender if that minor offense arose out of the same set of circumstances as the originally charged registerable offense.
Registration requirements are complex and often difficult to follow. A registration violation is an additional felony charge carrying mandatory prison time and additional registration requirements. It is extremely important to contact an attorney well-versed in predatory offender registration law and experienced in fighting charges of violating the registration requirements. Contact Margoles & Margoles today if you have any questions about your registration requirements.