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Sex Offender Disclaimer

YOU MUST READ AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE DISCLAIMER AND INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE ENTERING CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER SITE

The following is not intended and should not be construed as legal advice.  It is intended to provide an overview of the Colorado statutory requirements for registration of convicted sex offenders, as defined by law.  For specific questions please refer to Article 22 of Title 16 of Colorado Revised Statute. 

Any person who is convicted on or after July 1, 1991 in the State of Colorado or in any other state for a crime involving Unlawful Sexual Behavior is required to register in the manner prescribed in Colorado Revised Statutes.

A judge or magistrate shall require any offender who is under the judge's or magistrate's jurisdiction and who is not sentenced to the Department of Corrections, to probation, or to county jail to sign a notice that informs the offender of their duty to register with their local law enforcement agency.

Each person who is required to register pursuant to Article 22 of Title 16 or 16-22-108 shall register within five (5) business days after becoming a temporary or permanent resident of any city, town, county, or city and county within the State of Colorado or the next business day for any DOC release. Such person shall register during business hours with the local law enforcement agency in the place of such person's temporary or permanent residence by completing a registration form provided to such person by the local law enforcement agency. The person shall be required, at the time of registration, to sit for a current photograph or image of himself or herself. At the time that the person sits for the photograph or image he or she also provide a set of fingerprints to verify identity.

Any person who is required to register as a sex offender shall be required to register or re-register each time he or she changes temporary or permanent residence, regardless of whether such person has moved to a new address within the jurisdiction of the law enforcement agency with which they previously registered, or upon moving into a new jurisdiction within the state or another state. Such person shall complete a written Change of Residency form, provided by the La Plata County Sheriff's Office, within five (5) business days after moving into their new residence.

A person is also required to re-register, within five (5) days, if they legally change their name, employment, or are enrolled as a student, volunteer or employee of a post secondary educational institution.

When a person registers with the La Plata County Sheriff's Office they will complete, at the time of registration, a registration form containing, but not limited to, the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth 
  • Current Address 
  • Physical Description 
  • Family Information 
  • Vehicle Information 
  • Employment Information 
  • Conviction Information

The sex offender's file is maintained by the La Plata County Sheriff's Office and is not available to the public.

A sex offender must continue to register until the court releases them from this requirement. In order to petition the court for an order to discontinue the registration requirement the sex offender must have had no convictions for offenses involving unlawful sexual behavior after the time they were first required to register.

PETITION TO DISCONTINUE REGISTRATION


You must continue to register until the court releases you from this requirement.  If you have not subsequently been convicted of an offense involving unlawful sexual behavior, you may file a petition with the court for an order to discontinue registration or web site posting according to the time frames below.  SVP’s, multiple offenders, and quarterly registrants are not eligible for this relief.  If the court enters an order discontinuing your duty to register, you must send a copy of the order to the local law enforcement agency and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Your Offense When You May Petition the Court
Class 1, 2, or 3 felony (if not a quarterly offense) 20 years from the date of final release from the jurisdiction of the court
Class 4, 5, or 6 felony 10 years from the date of final release from the jurisdiction of the court
3rd Degree Sexual Assault or Unlawful Sexual Contact (M1) 10 years from the date of final release from the jurisdiction of the court
Other Misdemeanors 5 years from the date of final release from the jurisdiction of the court
Deferred Sentence or Adjudication After successful completion and dismissal of the case.
If under 18 years of age when adjudicated After successful completion and discharge from the sentence.
Internet web site posting for Failure to Register After one year of full compliance with registration requirements.

*****QUARTERLY REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN WITH THE MONTH AND DATE OF BIRTH AND THEN EVERY 90 DAYS THEREAFTER.*****

Any person who fails to register, or fails, when registering, to provide the person's current name and any former names, or who submits false information on the registration form, or fails to register with local law enforcement agency in the place of the person's temporary or permanent residence, or fails to register within five (5) days after the effective date of a name change, or fails to sit for a current photograph or image, or fails to complete a written change of residency form and submit the written form with the local law enforcement agency of the jurisdiction from which the person moves, commits the offense of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Persons who have been convicted of Felony Unlawful Sexual Behavior and fail to register or re-register commit a Class 6 Felony. Any second or subsequent offense for Failure to Register is a Class 5 Felony. Persons who have been convicted of a Misdemeanor Sexual Assault and fail to register or re-register commit a Class 1 Misdemeanor.

Any Juvenile adjudicated for a delinquent act of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender that would constitute a felony if committed by an adult shall be sentenced to 45-days mandatory minimum detention. Any second or subsequent failure to register offense mandates an out of home placement for not less than 1 year. A juvenile adjudicated for a delinquent act of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender that would constitute a misdemeanor if committed by an adult shall be sentenced to 30-days mandatory minimum detention. Any second or subsequent offense for a juvenile requires a 45-day mandatory minimum detention sentence.

Failing to register as a sex offender is an automatic arrest and booking into jail.

The complete list of registered sex offenders is available to the public under the following circumstances:

  • All La Plata County residents may obtain the list at any time. You must provide proof that you are a La Plata County resident.
  • Any citizen who does not reside within La Plata County may obtain a list of registered sex offenders by showing a "need to know" 
  • All requests must be made in writing and the person requesting the sex offender list must provide the Sheriff's Office their name, address, phone number, and the reason for the request. This can be accomplished by bringing your Colorado driver's license or identification card with you at the time of your request. Certain sex offenders that meet the requirements for internet posting are posted on our web site.

Please Contact Us

There may also be citizens who are aware of convicted sex offenders who may be residing within the county who are unregistered, or who may be engaging in questionable behaviors involving children. In these instances your help in advising us is needed and in most cases; the provider of such information can remain anonymous. Please call Corporal Suess Beyer at 970-382-7069 or email him at beyerpm@co.laplata.co.us

Also

The Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) maintains a web site containing those sex offenders who have failed to register or who have been convicted of two (2) or more crimes involving unlawful sexual behavior. The list will contain the sex offender's photograph, physical description, last know address, and conviction information. The web site for CBI is www.cbi.state.co.us. Click on the Colorado Sex Offender Site and it will take you to the sex offender list.

Extreme care should be exercised when using any information obtained from this website. Make sure the records you access through this website pertain to the person you are seeking information.  The information provided may not reflect the current residence, status, or other information regarding a registrant (offender). The information listed is what has been reported to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office will update information when it becomes available.  The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions produced by secondary dissemination of information from this Website.

C.R.S. § 16-22-112(1) prohibits sex offender registry information to be used to inflict retribution or additional punishment upon the registrant.

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