Attorney Richard C. Bock Knows the Importance of Complying with Megan’s Law in Arizona
Our Tucson defense attorney represents those accused of sex registration violations
The term “Megan’s Law” refers to state and federal legislation throughout the United States that is designed to keep tabs on sexual offenders and provide public notification regarding their whereabouts. These laws mandate that sex offenders register with the government and require law enforcement officers to provide the public with information about the residencies and activities of offenders. At the federal level, the Megan’s Law registry requirements stem from the Wetterling Act, enacted as part of the Federal Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The registries are generally displayed on public websites and in newspapers, with all 50 states having passed similar legislation. Arizona sex crimes attorney Richard C. Bock understands the intricacies of sexual registration laws and helps you get and stay compliant.
Meeting all Megan’s Law requirements in Arizona is the only way to keep you out of jail
The rules and regulations for sex offender registration are meant to be straightforward, but questions can arise. Individual states decide what information to make available and how it is to be disseminated, which means sex offenders moving from state to state must comply with the rules of each state they are in. States have varying restrictions on your residency, occupation and contact with minors, which makes having criminal defense lawyer Richard C. Bock at your side essential to ensuring compliance; he thoroughly knows Megan’s Law in Arizona. It is important that you strictly follow each and every requirement and remember these two important registration rules:
You must report for your initial registration – You must report in person and provide your name, address, incarceration date, nature of your crime, a DNA sample and a photo
You must register with law enforcement upon relocation or release from custody – Generally people are given 10 days to report to law enforcement after moving to another state or county, but this time period can be reduced to 72 hours if you relocate within the same county in Arizona
Providing a solid defense and helping to ensure registration compliance
We have a history of offering the finest criminal defense representation in Arizona and have dealt with many serious sexual offense cases. Richard C. Bock has almost four decades of criminal defense experience and guides defendants through each step of the process. Mr. Bock fights for dismissal of Megan’s Law violation charges and works to secure the lowest possible risk-level assessment if convicted.
Contact the Law Offices of Richard C. Bock today if you are accused of a Megan’s Law Violation
Complying with sex registration laws is an extremely serious duty, and violating the strict requirements can land you back in court and possibly in jail. The Law Offices of Richard C. Bock is located in Tucson and serves all of southern Arizona in state and federal sexual offense cases. We serve the Spanish-speaking community and are available to meet with you during the week, as well as evenings and weekends. Our answering service is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. If you have any questions regarding Megan’s Law, contact us immediately for a free initial consultation.