Sex Offender Reporting Requirements

Many of my clients ask me what their reporting requirements are after they have been charged with having sex with a minor in Cleveland, Ohio area. An innocent mistake can lead to life-long implications. Your focus may, understandably, be squarely on potential prison time, or the fact that you have been deceived by the alleged “victim”.

You should know, that if you are convicted, you face long-term reporting requirements, even if convicted of a misdemeanor. Many sexual-oriented crimes in Ohio carry mandatory reporting requirements. This means you would be required to report your home and work address to the local sheriff as often as every thirty days. If an accusation leads to a conviction, you need to know that you could be subject to reporting requirements. This is why you should consult with an attorney who knows what that they are doing. Even if we choose not to take your case, we will refer you to someone who can help you.

If convicted of having sex with a minor in Ohio, you could be required to report your home and work address for life.

As ex-prosecutors, we are acutely aware of the life-altering ramifications of a conviction for having sex with a minor. With over 150 jury trials and a success rate of 95%, we are able to properly discern your defenses to ensure you are in the best possible position. My partner, who happens to be my husband, and I bring two different approaches to your case. I will focus on each detail of your case, which allows my partner to create a full picture of your defense. With our combined approach, you can be sure that you will be in the best possible position to minimize not only your life-long reporting requirements, but also the short-term consequences through acquittal.


We will be happy to discuss the facts of your case with you. We will analyze both your short-term and long-term consequences in Cleveland, and place you in the best position possible to avoid the consequences of both. Call one of our ex-prosecutors today for a free consultation today at 440-709-8088. We will be honored to be your Cleveland Criminal Defense Attorney.