Nevada Sex Offender Registration System (NRS 179D)
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorneys

The harshest penalty for Las Vegas sex crime convictions is not prison or fines ... it's being publicly searchable on the Nevada Sex Offender Registry.  This is an enormous social stigma and could ruin your future employment prospects.

Our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers have fought sex crime allegations for years.  Our goal is to try to get your charges reduced or dropped so you don't have to register.

Keep reading to learn more about the Las Vegas Sex Offender Registry.

What is the Nevada Sex Offender Registry in Las Vegas?

The Nevada Sex Offender Registry is a public database of moderate- and high-risk sex offenders.  It's also called a "Megan's Law registry" and may be accessed by anyone.  Parents typically use it to see if there're sex offenders near where they live.

Are all convicted sex offenders listed in the Nevada Sex Offender Registry website?

No.  Only information for TIER Level 2 and TIER Level 3 offenders are accessible to the public.  The Registry cannot share information about TIER Level 1 or TIER Level 0 offenders online.

What are the different types of TIER level sex offenders in Las Vegas, NV?

All convicted sex offenders are rated on a four-step risk assessment scale.  The least serious is TIER Level 0 (least likely to re-offend).  The most serious is TIER Level 3 (most likely to re-offend):

TIER Level 0 (no risk assessment)

Tier 0 offenders have typically been convicted of just a misdemeanor in Nevada or a gross misdemeanor in Nevada.  They're not expected to re-offend and therefore are not publicly searchable on the registry website.

TIER Level 1 (low risk)

Tier 1 offenders are deemed to pose a low risk of recidivism and threat to public safety.  Their information is not publicly searchable through the registry website.

TIER Level 2 (moderate risk)

Tier 2 offenders are assessed as posing a probable risk of re-offending.  Consequently their information is publicly searchable on the registry website.

Typically Tier 2 registrants have been convicted of one of these felonies against a child:  Luring a child in Las Vegas, sexually abusing a child 13 or older in Las Vegas, prostituting a child in Las Vegas, or child pornography in Las Vegas.

TIER Level 3 (high risk)

The state deems Tier 3 offenders as a substantial threat to public safety.  Their information is publicly searchable through the Nevada sex offender registry.

Tier 3 registrants have usually been convicted of one of the following felonies against a child: Murder in Las Vegas, rape in Las Vegas, kidnapping in Las Vegas, battery with intent to rape in Las Vegas, or sexually abusing a child under 13 in Las Vegas.

Do I have to register with the Nevada Sex Offender Registry in Las Vegas?  And for how long?

It depends on your particular case.  In general, anyone who's been convicted of a sex offense against a child has to register.  Sometimes it's for a year or more.  Sometimes it's for life.

When and where do I register with the Nevada Sex Offender Registry in Las Vegas?

You're required to register within 48 hours of being released from custody or crossing state lines into Nevada.  And usually you register with your local law enforcement agency.

Once you register, you're lawfully required to inform authorities when you change your address.  And you must complete an annual verification form and submit it to the Criminal History Repository.  Not doing either is a category D felony in Las Vegas, carrying:

What if I don't register with the Nevada Sex Offender Registry in Las Vegas?

Defying a judicial order to register as a sex offender is a category D felony in Las Vegas, carrying:

A subsequent failure to register within seven years is a category C felony in Las Vegas, carrying:

  • 1 - 5 years in Nevada State prison,
  • and maybe $10,000 in fines

Also, neither the DMV nor Gaming Control Board will issue licenses to violators of registration requirements.

What information is on the Nevada Sex Registry in Las Vegas?

The registry provides the following information about serious and high-risk convicted sex offenders:

  • name and known aliases
  • residential address
  • block numbers of employment address, employment address, & school address
  • year(s) of birth used by the offender
  • physical description
  • a photograph
  • Tier Level of Sex Offender (only Tiers 2 and 3 are searchable in the registry)
  • conviction information including:  date of conviction, description of conviction, court of conviction, name convicted under, city-township of conviction, location of penal institution and/or hospital, and statute violated
Is the Nevada Sex Offender Registry always accurate?

State workers try to keep it as updated and correct as possible, but there're some errors.  Contact Las Vegas Metropolitan Police if you find information you know is inaccurate.

How can I access the Nevada Sex Offender Registry in Las Vegas?

The Nevada Sex Offender Registry is accessible through the web, email, mail, phone & fax:

Web:

Nevada Sex Offender Registry website

E-mail:

sorhelp@dps.state.nv.us

Mail:

Nevada Criminal History Repository
333 West Nye Lane, Ste. 100
Carson City, NV 89706

Telephone:

(775) 684-6262

Fax:

(775) 684-6266
How do I search the Nevada Sex Offender Registry in Las Vegas?

You may search the Nevada Sex Offender Registry in any of the following ways:

  • by last name (or by first and last name)
  • by name and address (street name and/or city and/or zip code)
  • by social security number
  • by street name
  • by street name and street type
  • by street name and street type and city
  • by zip code
  • by license plate number and license plate state
Additional Resources:
Accused of a sex crime?
Call us at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) right away ...

If you've been arrested for a sex offense, it's imperative you retain legal counsel at once.  Our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers can meet with you for free to discuss your case.

  • If you're looking for information on California sex offender registry laws, our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers have written an article on the subject.  Go to our webpage California sex offender registration laws.

 

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