Missouri's Sex Offender Registry Laws

In addition to federal sex offender registry laws, individual states can also impose additional requirements and restrictions upon individuals who plead guilty to or are convicted of certain sex crimes. Missouri has some of the most stringent sex offender laws, and individuals who qualify as registrants, must continue to register for life.

At Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry, we understand that being forced to register as a sex offender will have a significant and negative impact on your life as well as the lives of your loved ones. Regardless of the charges or circumstances involved, sex offender registrants are reviled by society and perpetually limited with regard to where they are allowed to live, work and visit and with whom they are allowed to socialize.

Sex Offender Registry Requirements

If you are required to register as a sex offender in Missouri, you must do so within three days of a conviction, release from prison or start of your probation. As part of the registry requirements, you must provide personal identifying information including:

  • Name, Social Security number and birth date
  • Address (home, work and school)
  • Recent photograph
  • Physical description
  • Vehicle description and license plate number
  • Description and date of offense
  • Login and personal account information for online accounts

This information is available to members of the public via the Missouri State Highway Patrol website, which also operates a sex offender registry community notification program. Depending on the criminal offense, personal identifying information must be verified and updated every 90 days, six months or when amendments warrant.

If you are facing criminal charges related to a sex offense such as sexual assault or child pornography, the stakes are incredibly high, and it's crucial to obtain the advice and assistance of a criminal defense attorney. Call a lawyer at our St. Louis office at 314-862-4332 or send us an inquiry through our online contact form today to discuss your case and to learn more about how we can help you. We accept credit card payments, and all clients receive a free initial consultation.