Texas' Sex Offender List: Know If You Have To Register, Know If You Can Be Taken Off

At first glance, it's easy to dismiss mandatory sex offender registration when you're also up against years if not decades in prison and fines that can easily hit the five figures.

Never underestimate how devastating sex offender registration can be for your life, however. Registering as a sex offender effectively makes your criminal record public for the world to see, and can impose severe restrictions on your freedom. It means you have to keep in regular contact with law enforcement where you live — something no one who's trying to move on with his or her life wants to have to do. Finally, it may be something you have to live with for the rest of your life, making it nearly impossible to escape your past.

The Law Office of Thomas J. Lochry, P.C., is here to help you deal with the impacts that Texas' sex offender registry might have on your life. With more than 80 years of combined experience in the legal field and a passion for defending the rights of clients throughout the Metroplex, the firm can help you make sense of this complex, confusing and scary aspect of Texas criminal law.

'How Does The Law Affect Me?'

A qualified lawyer is essential anytime you or a loved one faces sex-related charges in Texas.

First of all, it is vital to know whether or not you actually have to register as a result of a conviction or guilty plea. This is more important than you'd think: Failing to register as a sex offender when you are required to do so constitutes a felony, and the consequences of an additional felony can be, in a word, devastating.

Secondly, there are some circumstances in which it is not necessary to register as a sex offender, and others where it may be possible to seek deregistration after a certain amount of time. Attorney Thomas Lochry can assess your situation and:

  • Determine whether you must register as a sex offender in Texas
  • Register with the appropriate law enforcement agency so you are in compliance
  • Seek deregistration if you are eligible

Contact the firm's Dallas offices to arrange a confidential consultation and learn how to make the most of your situation. Complete the online contact from or call 214-748-6041.