Affect of Conviction

If you have taken your case to trial and were found guilty, or plead guilty, your conviction will have certain consequences. The conviction will be reported by the US Army (or whatever service you were in) to any state in which you will reside, work, or attend school. Should you reside or work on a military installation, you will be registered as a sex offender in the state in which the installation is located and on the installation itself.

Once your conviction is reported to a state, that state is required under federal law to register you. Each state has different laws, but the minimum established by federal law is that the following information will be reported to the state:

  • Nicknames and aliases if any
  • Any Internet identifiers such as email address
  • Any landline or cell phone numbers
  • Social security number
  • Your residence address to include any place where you temporarily reside for seven or more days
  • Passport numbers
  • Employer name and address
  • Places where the offender may work whether temporarily or a fixed location
  • Name and address of any school the accused may attend
  • Vehicle description and license information
  • Date of birth
  • Physical description and current photograph
  • Fingerprints and palm prints
  • Description of the offense
  • DNA that will be entered into the FBI-administered Combined DNA Index
  • Driver's license information.

A conviction can have substantial effects on your life following trial. As such, the decision to plead guilty in any case should not be taken lightly. At Bilecki & Tipon, LLLC, we fundamentally do not believe in guilty pleas unless they are in the absolute best interest of the client. Often times, we are successful in negotiating alternate resolutions so that your case never goes to trial. Before you even consider a guilty plea, contact an experienced military trial lawyer to discuss your case and all of your options, not just a guilty plea.

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