Sex Offender Registry Search
Sex offender registry search data is searched by individual state. The information contained in each state is compiled from various law enforcement agencies within each jurisdiction. The accuracy and completeness is believed to be as up to date as possible; however, the information received from this search should not by any means be construed as being 100% accurate.
This search will reveal felony and misdemeanor sexual crimes located at the state level (state registries). Each person convicted of a sexual crime must register as a sexual offender each time they change residence, pursuant to California’s Megan’s Law. Background information about California Megan’s Law is that it was enacted in 1996 Penal Code § 290.46. This legislation “mandates the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) to notify the public about specified registered sex offenders” and also “authorizes local law enforcement agencies to notify the public about sex offender registrants found to be posing a risk to public safety.” Information that will be reported in a sex offender “hit” will include details such as the offender’s name, physical characteristics (height, weight, age, scars, and tattoos), convicted offense(s), and last known address.
State laws have specific restrictions on sex offender searches, for example the state of California indicates:
“A person may use the information disclosed on the Attorney General’s Website only to protect a person at risk. It is a crime to use the information disclosed on the Attorney General’s Internet website to commit a misdemeanor or felony. Unless the information is used to protect a person at risk, it is also PROHIBITED to use any information that is disclosed pursuant to this internet website for a purpose relating to health insurance, insurance, loans, credit, employment, education, scholarships, fellowships, housing, accommodations, or benefits, privileges, or services provided by any business.”