Federal Sex Offender Registration

Working to Keep Clients Off the National Sex Offender Registry

If you have been convicted of certain sex crimes, including some federal sex crimes, you may be listed on the federal sex offender registry maintained by the FBI, the National Sex Offenders Registry (NSOR). You will be required to register not only with local authorities but also with the FBI within 10 days of moving to another state.

Attorney David T. Schlendorf of Toms River, New Jersey, defends clients against all levels of sex crime charges, including federal sex crimes. A former prosecutor who focused on all types of sex crime cases for seven years, he now appears throughout the United States to defend clients against federal sex crime charges such as:

He also defends clients against state sex crime charges that could result in being listed on the NSOR.

The National Sex Offenders Registry and Other Federal Sex Crime Laws

The NSOR is maintained by the FBI in accordance with the Pam Lychner Sexual Offender Tracking and Identification Act of 1996. It contains the names of offenders who were convicted of sex crimes against minors and sexually violent offenses, or who were defined as sexually violent predators, whether or not they were convicted of a federal crime. This registration is in addition to that required by local jurisdictions.

Other federal laws relating to sex crime registration include:

  • The Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act of 1994: This law and its updates requires states to track individuals convicted of certain sex offenses for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Megan's Law of 1996: This federal law requires states to not only collect and track but also disseminate information about individuals convicted of certain types of sex offenses. Each state has its own version of Megan's Law.
  • Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006: This law required that people convicted of almost all sex offenses in state, federal, tribal, territorial and military courts must register as sex offenders in their jurisdictions.

These laws are far more complex than a summary can describe and it is critical to obtain the experienced and knowledgeable legal assistance.

David T. Schlendorf has handled more than 2,500 sex crime cases in his legal career — first as a prosecutor and now as a criminal defense attorney. Call or e-mail the law firm to schedule an initial consultation. Learn how a knowledgeable lawyer can help you. In addition to defending clients against federal charges across the United States, Mr. Schlendorf serves people throughout New Jersey, including those in communities such as Toms River, Lakewood, Freehold, Hamilton, Manalapan and New Brunswick.