Sex Offender Registration in New Mexico

When a sex offender is registered, they must show certain information about their name, address, job, why they were convicted, and so on. This is done so the police can have a closer look into their lives and always keep an eye on them.

When these people face these charges, their lives change forever, and it’s important for them to hire a New Mexico criminal defense attorney. 

Registration of Sex Offenders

sex offender who resides in the state will be registered with the county sheriff for the county in which the sex offender resides. If they live in New Mexico, they will register with the county sheriff no later than ten days after they were released from custody of the corrections department, a federal, municipal, military or tribal correctional facility, or detention center or was placed on probation or parole. A sex offender who moves to New Mexico will register with the county sheriff no later than ten days after arriving in this state.

What Information is Needed

When a sex offender registers with the county sheriff, they must provide the following registration information:

  • Their legal name and any other names or aliases that they are using or have used
  • Their date of birth
  • Their social security number
  • Current address
  • Place of employment
  • The sex offense they are convicted for
  • The date and place of the sex offense conviction.

Non-residents

Sex offenders who live in another state but work in New Mexico or attend a public or private school or institution in this state will register with the county sheriff for the county in which they are working or attending school or an institution of higher education.

If the sex offender is a resident of another state but work in New Mexico or attending public or private school or an institution of higher education in the state will register with the county sheriff within ten days after starting work or school.

Then sex offenders must provide the following information for their registration:

  • Their legal name, aliases, and other names they use or have used;
  • Date of birth and social security number;
  • Current address in the state of residence (address in New Mexico if they have one);
  • Their place of work, name of the school they attend;
  • The sex offense for which they are convicted;
  • Date and place of sex offense conviction

Change of Residence

When a registered sex offender changes their residence to a new county in New Mexico, they shall register with the county sheriff of the new county within ten days after confirming their new residence. The sex offender must also send written notice about the change in residence to the county sheriff with whom they have last registered; this should be done in ten days after establishing his new residence.

If the sex offender has no established residence, lives in a shelter, halfway house or in a transitional living facility, stays in various locations in the state, they will register with the county sheriff for each county in which they are living or temporarily located. The sex offender should do this no later than ten days after a change in their living arrangements or temporary location.

What About Employment?

When a registered sex offender (or is required to register) is employed, begins a job, or is enrolled as a student in New Mexico, they shall disclose their status as a sex offender in writing to the county sheriff for the county where the institution of higher education is located.

They should also do this with the law enforcement entity responsible for the institution of higher education and the registrar for the institution of higher education within ten days after they started their job, got to college, or other educational institution. The sex offender is required to send written notice of any change about their employment, job, or enrollment status at an institution of higher education to the county sheriff. All should be done no later than ten days.

Contact Our Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you’re facing sex offense charges, it’s important o know that you should act fast and talk to an attorney as soon as possible. Your life will change forever, and not in a nice way. Your attorney will review your case and create a defense and will work their best to help you get the best possible outcome. Our team at FBD Law is here to review your case and help you. Call our office today and allow us to stand by your side.

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