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4 Ways Being a Sex Offender Impacts Your Life

 Posted on April 28, 2022 in Criminal Defense

WI defense lawyerIf you have been charged with any type of sex offense, your situation is incredibly serious. Having a sex offense on your record will impact almost every area of your life. Being on the sex offender registry closes a lot of doors. Opportunities that otherwise would have been available to you can disappear. Your reputation can be destroyed very quickly. You are also likely facing prison time - judges typically do not go easy on those being sentenced for sex crimes. Even after any judicial consequences are over with, being a sex offender can permanently alter the course of your life. The best thing you can do for yourself right now is to find an experienced criminal defense attorney. There are steps a lawyer can take to help you.

How Can Becoming a Sex Offender Affect My Life?

There are a lot of legal requirements that sex offenders have to abide by. There are also a lot of collateral consequences from a social perspective. Some ways that becoming a sex offender may affect you include:

  • Housing - Unless you can buy a house, it can be extremely difficult for a sex offender to find housing. Most landlords and property management companies will not even consider an application from a sex offender. The housing available to sex offenders is generally not desirable. You may also be required to live a certain distance from schools, playgrounds, and other areas where children tend to congregate.
  • Career - If you work in any type of career that involves professional licensing - like teaching, nursing, or social work - you are likely going to lose your license. You are likely to be fired from your current job. Finding a desirable job can be very difficult for sex offenders.
  • Publicity - The sex offender registry is public. Your name, address, photo, offense, and more will always be available to anyone who cares to check it - and a lot of people do keep an eye out to see whether any sex offenders are living near them. Do not expect a warm welcome when you move to a new location.
  • Social relationships - Most people who have had to register as sex offenders have experienced the loss of personal and social relationships. Not many people are willing to stand by a friend or even romantic partner who gets convicted of a serious sex offense. It can be difficult to form new social relationships, as many people do not want to be associated with a sex offender.

These are just a few of the problems people on the sex offender registry face. It is important to work with a skilled lawyer when you are facing this type of accusation.

Contact a Wisconsin Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with a sex offense, Bucher Law Group, LLC can help. Our experienced Dodge County sex crimes defense attorneys will strategize to minimize the impact this case will have on your life in any way we can. Call 262-303-4916 for a free consultation.




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