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Protecting Your Rights In Cases Of Sex Offender Registration

No one wants to register as a sex offender. But if you have been convicted of an offense that requires such registration in Texas, you at least want the law to be properly applied.

The Texas Sex Offender Registration Program does not give authorities a blank check to broadcast all of your personal information across the internet. Disclosure is allowed only according to the procedures specified by law.

An Attorney Who Guides You Throughout The Process

At the law office of John M. Petruzzi, Attorney at Law, in Houston, you will find a sympathetic attorney who can protect your rights in any criminal justice proceeding. Whether you have been convicted of a sex offense or not, Mr. Petruzzi can use his experience to protect your rights and advocate for your best interests.

Texas authorities have a powerful hammer to force compliance with sex offender registration requirements. If you are required to register but do not, you can be arrested and charged with an additional offense: failure to register as a sex offender.

You can comply with the law, however, while still insisting on your rights.

For example, if your conviction for a sex offense occurred as a juvenile, how long does your conviction really have to remain accessible to the public? Our firm is very familiar with distinctions between adult and juvenile records. We can hold the Texas Department of Public Safety accountable if it fails to follow legal guidelines for handling your personal information.

Contact Our Firm To Schedule A Free Consultation About Your Case

If you are facing sex offense charges but have not been convicted, we can defend you against the charges aggressively. If you have been convicted but have concerns about the operation of the registration law, we can help you understand your options.

Call us today at 713-581-1789 to set up a free consultation about your specific case with an experienced defense lawyer. You can also reach our firm toll free at 888-386-4503 or by filling out the simple contact form.