In Alaska, it is required that you register as a sex offender if you have been convicted of a sex crime or an offense against children. There are a large number of offenses that can qualify for mandatory sex offender registration. Some offenses require a longer registration period than other offenses, but the minimum registration period in Alaska is 15 years after the date of release.
Sex Crimes & Offenses Against Children that Require Registration
Many charges may result in mandatory registration as a sex offender. Sex offenders are typically divided into 3 categories:
- Sexually violent predators
- Offenders against children
- Sex offenders
These different categorizations play a role in the length of time you will need to be registered as a sex offender. More serious crimes, repeated crimes, and offenses against children generally merit longer periods of registration.
Offenses that require registration as a sex offender can include:
- Child exploitation
- Child solicitation or seduction
- Child molestation
- Sexual misconduct with a minor
- Kidnapping of a minor
- Criminal confinement of a minor
- Promoting or conducting sexual trafficking of minors
- Promoting or conducting human trafficking of minors
- Possessing, creating, or distributing child pornography
- Sexual assault
- Vicarious sexual gratification
- Promoting prostitution
- Sexual misconduct by a service provider
- Conspiracy to commit a sex crime
If your crime is serious or there are aggravating factors, it is possible that you may be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Alaska requires sex offenders to re-register annually, as well as notify the local law enforcement when you move or go through other life changes. Details of your personal life will become public record, and you may experience difficulty participating in your community.
In addition to the legal repercussions of being a registered sex offender, there is also the stigma that you will have to face. It may become more difficult to find housing and employment, and you may be restricted in where you live, work, or study. You may also sustain damage to your reputation in the community and your relationships with your loved ones. There are many penalties for sex offender registration, and many of them stretch far beyond the legal consequences.
Sex crimes are particularly serious and may have a serious and lasting impact on your life. Don’t face your charges on your own. Our Wasilla sex crimes defense attorneys are here to help you defend yourself from your charges. Our team at the Denali Law Group can call on more than 75 years of combined experience to ensure that you have the best defense possible for your case.