Classification Levels About Classification Levels When an offender is released from custody and placed back to the community, the Washington State Department of Corrections Community Protection Unit evaluates the offender. Many are first time offenders.
Most have prior sex crime convictions as well as other criminal convictions.
This designation, along with the risk level, governs the duration of the registration. Inthe state of Iowa became the first to pass a law restricting where sex offenders, who have committed their crimes against minors, may live.
A level 2 sex offender who has not received a designation of sexual predator, sexually violent offender or predicate sex offender, who has been registered for a minimum period of thirty years, may be relieved of any further duty to register upon the granting of a petition for relief by the sentencing court or the court which made the determination regarding duration of registration and level of notification.
The law immediately became the subject of a civil, class action lawsuit filed by three registered sex offenders, on behalf of all sex offenders who would be affected by the law in the future. Example characteristics: a majority of first time offenders are placed in the Level 1 category.
Risk Level Designation Received? Tier I offenders are required to register for 10 years, but must maintain a clean record during that time.
Department of Justice, and contains an up-to-date compilation of the sex offender registries of every state in the country. Community safety is a primary factor in the process. Because the risk level reflects factors unique to a particular sex offender, offenders convicted of the same offense may receive different risk levels.
Sex Offender Registration. You must bring a driver license, state ID card, or some other form of picture ID and payment for the registration fee. All registrations must be paid by money order or cashier's check. Their lifestyles and choices place them in this classification.
Level 3 These offenders pose a potential high risk to the community and are a threat to re-offend if provided the opportunity. Listed alphabetically by last name.