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Examining the Kansas Offender Registry

Examining the Kansas Offender Registry

Most people have heard of the Kansas offender registry, but not many understand exactly who has to register and why they have to register. If you ever wondered who has to register, you’ve come to the right place.

Who Has to Register?

Any offender under this chapter of the Kansas Office of Revisor of Statutes must register.

The three main offender groups are:

Let’s break down each category to understand better the individuals who have to register.

Examples of those who have to register as sex offenders include those convicted of:

  • Sexually violent crimes including rape, criminal sodomy, sexual battery, etc.;
  • Certain sexual offenses with someone who is less than 18 years old;

Examples of those who have to register as violent offenders include those convicted of:

  • Capital murder;
  • Voluntary manslaughter;
  • Kidnapping;
  • Person-related felonies while using a deadly weapon.

Examples of those who have to register as drug offenders include those convicted of:

  • Unlawful manufacture or attempting such of any controlled substance;
  • Possession of certain drugs like ephedrine, red phosphorus, lithium metal, sodium metal, etc.;
  • Sale of certain drugs like opiates, depressants, stimulants, etc.

Now that you know who has to register, it’s time to learn about some of the things the registered has to do.

Duties of a Registered Offender

Registered offenders must fulfill certain requirements such as:

  • Registering with local law enforcement agencies four times a year;
  • Maintain employment or attend school;
  • Annually renew a driver’s license or state identification card;
  • Registration may be required for more than a decade for many convictions.
  • State status as an offender if receiving inpatient treatments.

As you can see, those on the Kansas registry have to jump through many hoops to stay within the requirements of the law. If you or a loved one is registered but are accused of failing to follow your requirements, Rokusek Stein Law can help.

Call (913) 583-0465 now for a free consultation concerning your registry requirements.

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