One of the most common and prohibitive penalties that come with a conviction of some sexual criminal offenses is compelled registration as a sex offender. For certain individuals, a conviction will bring the requirement of registering with the appropriate parties and updating that registration over time as needed. One Illinois man recently failed to update his registration, and he is now facing an extensive prison sentence as a result.
His registration requirement comes as a result of two previous convictions for sexual assault. One of his sexual assault convictions was for the assault of a minor, resulting in his obligation to register as a sex offender. At the time he failed to update his registration status, he was already under supervised released because of an unrelated drug conviction from 2006.
As a result of failing to update his registration, he was sentenced to 30 months in a federal prison facility and an additional 24 months in a federal supervised release program. After he is eventually released from prison, the Illinois man will be under supervision for 10 years. He will begin serving his sentence immediately after the one he is currently serving is complete.
Conviction of a sex crime can result in an extensive prison sentence. This case illustrates the importance of fighting back against allegations of sexual offenses with the help of an experienced defense attorney. A legal ally can provide guidance during this difficult time and provide vigorous representation during sentencing and the negotiation of any plea deals. If an individual is facing legal complications due to post-conviction concerns, it is prudent to seek help as soon as possible.