Other Consequences Of Sex Offender Registration

A conviction for many Massachusetts sex offenses or failing to register now requires the imposition of lifetime community parole, a tremendously onerous punishment. At present, the Massachusetts Parole Board imposes the following conditions on individuals on lifetime community parole.

You will not travel out of state at any time unless approved by the Parole Board.

You will not have sexual, intimate, or living arrangements with any individuals without the individual being informed of your Parole Status, sexual deviancy, and criminal history. You are responsible for advising individuals who meet the above criteria of your crime. You must reveal to the Parole Officer the name of anyone you are involved with, as stated above, and the Parole Officer may confirm compliance.

You will keep a daily log of all activities; to include all personal appointments, a detailed driving log to include the starting and ending odometer readings, times, places, and persons visited.

You will not socialize or otherwise have contact with individuals under the age of 18 at work or at social situations unless accompanied by an adult who has been made aware of your sexual deviant tendencies, as approved by the Parole Officer.

You will adhere to the Parole Board’s established curfew of 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. You are required to be home between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM daily, unless otherwise directed by the Parole Officer.

Additional Lifetime Community Parole Conditions for Level 3 Offenders

You will be fitted with a GPS monitoring device and conform to any requirements for the implementation of the device. You will adhere to any Exclusion Zones as determined by the Parole Board and remain out of these restricted zones at all times.

Additional Issues of Concern for Sex Offenders

It is now a crime for Level 3 sex offenders to “knowingly and willingly” live in certain nursing homes.

Several cities and municipalities in the Commonwealth also now prohibit sex offenders from living within a specified distance of certain schools, public parks, nursing homes, and other establishments.

Sex offenders are required to verify that their registration information is accurate and up-to-date. Until further notice, they must annually verify their registration data. Unclassified and Level 1 offenders annually verify their registration data with the Board by completing a form Level 2 and Level 3 offender’s annually verify their registration data in person at the police department in the town or city where the offender lives or, if the offender lives outside Massachusetts, at the police department in the city or town where the offender works or attends an institution of higher learning.

If you are facing a classification proceeding or are already a registered offender who wants assistance in reviewing or challenging his or her classification, or to request further information, please contact Attorney Crouch at (617) 441-5111 or email him to set up a free, initial consultation. To request further information please contact us.