May 23, You asked for information about state laws and local ordinances that preclude registered sex offenders from residing in or visiting certain areas. As of August , at least 21 states and over local governments had adopted sex offender residency restriction laws and ordinances, respectively, according to the California Research Bureau in an August report entitled The Impact of Residency Restrictions on Sex Offenders and Correctional Management Practices: A Literature Review. These laws are modeled after nuisance codes, creating sex offender-free zones like drug-free zones.
What to Know about Virginia’s Sex Offender Registry
What To Know About Virginia’s Sex Offender Registry | Virginia Sexual Assault Attorneys
John C. Whitbeck, Jr. Ruth M. She serves the Virginia Court system as a Guardian ad litem. Jennifer D. Sex offenders are required to register with the Virginia State Police or their local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where they reside.
Penalties For Sex Crimes in Virginia
What is a "Tier"? What is Tier 1 and Offenses Related? What is Tier 2 and Offenses Related? What is Tier 3 and Offenses Related? How often must a registered sex offender appear in person to update his or her registration information?
It is not the intent of the Legislature that the information be used to inflict retribution or additional punishment on any person convicted of any offense requiring registration under this article. This article is intended to be regulatory in nature and not penal. Any person having a duty to register for a qualifying offense shall register upon conviction, unless that person is confined or incarcerated, in which case he or she shall register within three business days of release, transfer, or other change in disposition status. Any person currently registered who is incarcerated for any offense shall re-register within three business days of his or her release. The provisions of this subdivision do not relieve a person required to register pursuant to this section from complying with any provision of this article.