DPS notifies communities by mailing a postcard containing information about high-risk sex offender or a civilly committed sexually violent predator to every residence and business in the community. You can learn more about travel issues, compliance checks, and ways to find housing. The most serious offenders are designated as civilly committed sexually violent predator. Back to top Texas Sex Offender Deregistration People who are required to register as a sex offender have to satisfy a significant number of requirements while enduring multiple forms of discrimination for this criminal designation. A conviction for any of the following offenses trigger a lifetime reporting requirement: One exception to this general rule applies to a second violation of the Indecent Exposure statute and any out-of-state offenses. Successful deregistration does not mean: This process is only available to a limited amount of people and can be exceptionally complicated. The 10 years begins at the conclusion of either the offender's release from a penal institution, discharge from community supervision; or dismissal of the proceedings and offender's release, whichever occurs last. Contact Attorney Don Flanary to discuss your case. An offense of the laws of another state, federal law, the laws of a foreign country or the Uniform Code of Military Justice that contains elements that are substantially similar to the elements of the offenses described above, but not if the offense resulted in deferred adjudication. In many of these cases, the criminal defense attorney will work to negotiate a disposition that does not require the defendant to register as a sex offender in Texas or in any other state that the defendant might move to in the future. Additionally, contact us if you are currently required to register and have questions about what duties are required of you. While being removed from the registry and having the requirement to register is certainly a relief, it is important to fully understand what registration does not accomplish as well. He is a former prosecutor with more than a dozen years of experience handling cases involving sexual offenses from both sides of the aisle. Contact our criminal defense attorneys today to ensure that you fully comprehend what is being alleged, what consequences could be attached, and what your options are in your specific situation. There are also fact guides relating to civil commitment, false allegations, and internet laws.