Certain sex crimes require registration with Minnesota’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) as a predatory offender. You may be required to register as a sex offender if you were convicted for one of the following state crimes or similar federal crimes:
- Possession of child pornography
- Using a minor in a sexual performance
- Soliciting a minor to engage in prostitution
- Soliciting a minor to engage in sexual conduct
- Criminal sexual conduct, including sexual assault
- Felony-level indecent exposure
If you have been arrested for a sex crime or have been convicted and need advice regarding sex offender registration in Minnesota, we can help. At Villaume & Schiek, P.A., we are experienced at defending clients from sex crimes and handling issues regarding sex offender registration.
To speak with a lawyer at our office in Bloomington about registration and your legal rights, contact us online or call us at (952) 851-9500.
Requirements for Sex Offender Registration
If you are convicted of one of the above crimes, you will be required to register for a minimum of 10 years or for the length of your parole, whichever is longer. Some crimes may also require you to register for life.
In addition to your initial registration, you will need to notify law enforcement of any changes to your residence, work, school or vehicle. If you fail to do so, you could face further criminal charges for failure to register, which can add another five years to your registration time and land you in jail.
At our firm, we defend clients not only from the initial sex crime charges they face, but also from any subsequent issues with registration as a predatory offender. Since 1979, attorney Philip Villaume has defended clients at all stages of the criminal process. As a frequent lecturer and CLE instructor in the area of criminal defense, he has the knowledge, resources and skill to help you with any registration issue.
Free Consultation With a Criminal Defense Lawyer in the Twin Cities
For a free and confidential consultation with a lawyer at our office, please call our law firm at (952) 851-9500, or send us an e-mail. Our law office is conveniently located in Bloomington, Minnesota, right off Interstate 494 (I-494) and across from the Mall of America and has ample free parking.