Top Criminal Defense Attorney Bryan Hershman Answers Questions About Sex Crime Charges And Sex Offense Penalties - Tacoma, WA

Leading criminal defense lawyer Bryan G. Hershman founder at Bryan Hershman, Attorney At Law in Tacoma, WA, answers some big questions regarding sex crime charges and sex offense penalties. For more information please visit: http://bryanhershman.com

In a recent interview, leading criminal defense lawyer Bryan G. Hershman founder at Bryan Hershman, Attorney At Law in Tacoma, WA, answered frequently asked questions regarding sex crime charges and sex offense penalties.

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When asked for a comment, Hershman said, “Understandably so, the public is unaware of the ins and outs of sex crimes charges and penalties for sex offenses. Here are some answers commonly asked by people who are in need of legal representation in the state of Washington.”

According to Hershman, a commonly asked question is about who must register as a sex offender.

"It doesn't matter if you're an adult or a juvenile, if you've been convicted of any type of sex offense - such as child molestation, sexual misconduct with a minor, incest, among more - then you must register as a sex offender. This also applies to anyone on active supervision for committing a sex offense or for anyone deemed a sexually violent predator," he said.

Another frequently asked question is about the classification of sex offenses that mandate registration. In Washington state, there are three categories: Class A, Class B, and Class C.

When asked to elaborate, he said, "How long an offender is required to register is entirely dependent on the type of offense they were found guilty of. The severity and duration of registration vary between the class, with Class A being the most restrictive and Class C being the least. However, even Class C can have serious, long-lasting implications."

When asked for more details on each class type, Hershman commented, “For a Class A felony, the offender can stop registering if they get a petition from the superior court. Unless they receive this, they are required to register for life. Offenders of a Class B felony are relieved of their duty to register 15 years after not being convicted of any new offices - and this is 10 years for a Class C felony.”

In Washington, according to Hershman, sexual offenders are classified in levels (I, II, and III) based on how much risk they pose to the community at large. This level categorization further determines whether or not an offender appears on the Washington Sex Offender Public Registry.

“What a lot of people might not realize is that not all sexual offenders are published onto the state’s sex offender registry. So, for instance, an offender who is categorized as Level I – which indicates the person is low risk to re-offend – will not appear on the state's registry. However, Level II and III offenders will be published on the registry," he said.

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