Few criminal convictions are more impactful in your everyday life than those for sex crimes in Minnesota. If you face charges for a crime of a sexual, violent or predatory nature, it is possible you may have to register upon conviction. This state’s predatory offender registration law states that you must register if you are convicted for crimes like the following:

  • Indecent exposure – felony
  • Criminal sexual conduct
  • Falsely imprisoning a minor
  • Soliciting minors to engage in acts like prostitution or sexual conduct
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder while attempting to commit first or second-degree criminal sexual conduct

You must remain in the Minnesota predatory offender registration system for at least 10 years unless the length of your probation is longer. There are even cases in which you must register for the rest of your life. Furthermore, if you are convicted of failing to register, the court may add five years to your registry duration.

What are the effects of being on the registry?

Being on the predatory offender registry will affect your life in several ways. Depending on the type of your criminal conviction and your city ordinances, you may have residency restrictions. So, you may be limited in where you choose to live.

Your name and offense information will also be made available to the public. Additionally, you may be assigned a risk level – unless you receive probation or you are a minor. The risk level relates to your likelihood to re-offend and those likeliest to re-offend may have their information posted to the Department of Corrections website.