The violent offender law requiring registration and a registry of violent offenders is unconstitutionally retroactive under the Indiana Constitution as applied to violent offenders who committed their offenses in Indiana before the date the law went into effect, July 1, , except insofar as the persons are required to register as a current condition of probation or parole. If you have been classified as violent offender as a result of committing the offense in Indiana prior to July 1, , and you are not currently required to register as a condition of probation or parole, the Indiana Department of Correction has been ordered to remove your name and all information concerning you from the sex and violent offender registry, unless you are convicted of other offenses that allow you to be currently classified as a sex or violent offender. This will be done automatically unless the Department of Correction cannot determine when the person committed the offense or whether he or she is required to register as a condition of probation or parole. If this occurs, the individual will receive a notice at his or her last known address with instructions as to how to contact the Indiana Department of Correction. And, if you are in the above category, the Sheriff of your county in Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has been ordered to cease imposing any registration requirements on persons classified as violent offenders as a result of committing the offense prior to July 1, , unless the person has committed other offenses that allow the person to be currently classified as a sex or violent offender.
Indiana Sex Offender Registration Misunderstandings - Camden & Meridew, P.C.
The Indiana Sex Offender Registry was originally enacted in Despite being nearly a quarter-century old, there is still a great deal of misunderstanding about the registry. Many of these misunderstandings relate to things people think the registry requires. Violating the sex offender registry laws can lead to additional criminal charges.
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How much would you like to donate? The registry will allow you to choose a county in Indiana and enter any local address in that county. It will then provide a list of all registered county sex offenders living within a one-mile radius within the boundaries of the county selected. If you are looking for information about a particular sex offender registered in that county, the registry can help there as well.