Who Must Register as a Colorado Sex Offender?

Like many U.S. states, Colorado has a “sex offender registry” that includes the name and personal information of Colorado residents who have been convicted of certain types of sex-related crimes. Understanding the sex offender registry requirements is key to knowing what it means to be included in it.

The Sex Offender Registration Act requires a person to be included in the registry if he or she is convicted of:

  • Enticement of a child;
  • An unlawful sexual offense;
  • Unlawful sexual behavior; or
  • Being a sexually violent predator.


These four categories cover a wide range of sex-related acts that are prohibited under Colorado law. In addition, Colorado requires a person to be included in the sex offender registry if:

  • He or she is a temporary or permanent resident of Colorado and who was convicted or released on the basis of an act covered by one of the four categories above;
  • He or she was convicted in any other state that requires the person to be put on the sex offender registry in that state; or
  • He or she has a juvenile record of “unlawful sexual behavior,” including a deferred juvenile adjudication.

Sex offenses in Colorado come with strict penalties if a person is convicted. The skilled Colorado Springs sex crime defense lawyers at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. are dedicated to fighting to protect the rights of each client and to aggressively seeking the best possible outcome in each case. For a free and confidential consultation, please don’t hesitate to call us today at (719) 475-2555.

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