Sex Offender Registration in Maryland
Sex offender registries in the U.S. have unjustly harmed far more people than they have helped. Established mostly for political reasons, and while registry may be appropriate in some cases, these state and federal listings can be unnecessarily humiliating, and in many cases can last a lifetime. Many people on the registries committed only minor offenses, often involving acts of consensual sex, or even involved no sexual contact of any kind with another person.
One of the most important benefits of avoiding conviction in a sex crime case is that you will not appear on one or more of these sex offender registries. If you are convicted of certain sex offenses, you could stay on the registry forever. With the help of Murphy & Price, LLP, you may be able to attack the underlying conviction by appeal or through post-conviction relief. If successful, the requirement of sex offender registration can be terminated.
These are just some of the offenses that often require registration:
- Sexual assault (including rape and spousal rape)
- Sexual abuse
- Child molestation
- Indecent exposure
- Lewd conduct
- Sexual solicitation of a minor
- Possession of child pornography
- Internet sex crimes
- Failure to register as a sex offender when required by law
When you work with Murphy & Price, you get more than respected defense attorneys J. Dennis Murphy Jr. and Warren D. Price. You also get a network of investigators who are ex-federal agents, and another network of medical and other experts who are the envy of every other criminal defense law firm. These contacts, culled over a lifetime in the law, are a major strength of our firm.
The Federal Criminal Practice at Murphy & Price, LLP, is nationwide in scope, with particular focus on federal criminal cases in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, California and Florida.
A Difficult Area Of The Law
Voiding convictions for sexual offenses is not an easy thing to accomplish. But an experienced appeals lawyer can identify and exploit errors in a conviction and have it reversed. When that happens, registration is no longer an issue. Our approach at Murphy & Price, LLP, is to show that the underlying conviction was an error. We often enlist the corroborative support of parole officers, employers, or other respected authorities.
To learn more about avoiding sex offender registration, call our sex offender registration attorneys at Murphy & Price at 410-862-0351 or write us using this online form.