Few states are as tough on sex crime and sexual assault-related offenses as Mississippi. Mississippi sexual assault law is extensive and if you are convicted of sexual assault in Mississippi, you will carry a heavy burden for a long period. The list of “registrable offenses” in the state of Mississippi contains 23 items ranging from rape to the neglect of a child who was sexually abused by another person. In Mississippi, it is not uncommon to find oneself on a registry for a crime that the “offender” never knew was a crime, let alone a crime that results in a long-standing presence on a sex offender list. If you are on a sex offender registry, many aspects of privacy that many citizens of the USA hold dear no longer apply to you. Convictions for sexual offense crimes are difficult to fight post-conviction, so you will want to fight the conviction with the best legal defense possible or possibly seek a plea deal. In all circumstances, you do not want to end up on a sex offender registry as this will negatively impact all aspects of your life and perhaps even seriously damage them.
What Offenses Can Place Me on a Sex Offender Registry?
As referenced above, Mississippi has a long list of registrable offenses. Many of them are typical and intuitive and can be accessed in detail here. Below we will discuss some of the more atypical offenses which are considered registrable offenses. These include: