If you face a criminal charge of failing to register under the sex offender registration law, you need sound counsel to avoid unnecessarily severe penalties for your mistake. Before talking with police or prosecutors, sit down with a Seattle failure to register as a sex offender attorney to review your obligations and your options.
With more than 60 years of combined experience as Seattle sex crimes attorneys defending adults and juveniles throughout Washington State, the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC works tenaciously to demonstrate to the court and prosecutors that additional penalties are not the answer for your rehabilitation.
As highly experienced statutory rape attorneys serving Seattle, Tacoma and clients throughout the state, we understand how difficult it can be to comply with complicated state and federal sex offender registration laws, required for any person convicted of a sex crime, including child pornography. Failure to register or to comply, however, may result in being charged with an entirely new sex crime.
At James Newton Law, we keep informed about state and federal laws, which have become more and more rigorous. In 2010, the Washington State Legislature passed a new bill that:
Even a small mistake can jeopardize your freedom as well as your ability to get a job or find a place to live. Consult with an effective Seattle sex offender lawyer at the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC without delay.
In Washington State, penalties for failure to register are subject to constant revision, usually increasing in severity. The current guidelines recommend a prison sentence up to 12 months for a first offense and additional prison time for subsequent offenses.
From the prosecutor’s point of view, there is no acceptable excuse for failing to register. The experienced Seattle child sexual abuse attorneys of James Newton Law examine your case and the reasons you did not register. We then put our full effort into reaching an agreement with the prosecutor to avoid penalties by helping you register immediately. If going to trial becomes necessary, we have the skill and the tenacity to fight for your best outcome.
Call immediately to schedule a free consultation with a sex offender lawyer in Seattle
If you are charged with failure to register as a sex offender, we can help. Call us at 206.389.1855 or contact the Law Offices of James Newton, PLLC online for an immediate appointment. With offices conveniently located throughout the state, we serve clients everywhere in Washington, including Tacoma, Kent and surrounding areas in King County. We take your call 24 hours a day.