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While we strive to be as accurate and complete as possible, our researchers are not attorneys, and state laws are often full of nuances and gaps. Legal challenges in some states have resulted in different registration requirements based on the year of conviction or first registration. Users must accept all risks associated with actions taken based on this information. Please help us improve by reporting any errors or omissions via our form at https://narsol.org/wiki-response/

Alabama Laws Regarding Registration

Who must register?

What information must registrants provide?

How frequently must they register? And for how long?

Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?

No.
Section III. Tiering of Offenses
https://www.smart.gov/pdfs/sorna/Alabama.pdf

Does the state use risk assessments for registrants (other than supervised release)?

Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?

Yes; see this from 5th FAQ:
If the offense was a first conviction for Indecent Exposure or Sexual Misconduct, the offender will not appear on our site. An offender adjudicated as a juvenile (unless the juvenile was assessed as High Risk) or youthful offender (unless the youthful offender was over 18 at the time of the offense) is not posted on the website. If an adult sex offender was convicted out of state, in a federal or military court, or on an Indian Reservation, the individual will not be posted to the website until completion of a due process hearing in some cases.
http://dps.alabama.gov/Home/wfContent.aspx?ID=20&PLH1=plhAlerts-SexOffenders

Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?

Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?

Section 15-20A-24; applicable only in “Romeo and Juliet” situations
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/15-20A-24.htm

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?

None. Staying more than 30 days may trigger residency status and thus be required to register.
https://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/sex-registration-requirement-visiting-alabama--1962827.html

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?

They must appear in person with local law enforcement immediately.
Section 15-20A-10
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/15-20A-10.htm
Section 15-20A-14
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/15-20A-14.htm

State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration

What sexual offenses can people be convicted of, and what are the ranges of sentences?

238 page document with sex offenses scattered throughout; sentencing is grouped by class of felony – A, B, C, – or misdemeanors rather than type of crime
http://sentencingcommission.alacourt.gov/Publications/Judges%20Reference%20Manual_Oct2010.pdf

Does the state have lifetime supervision?

No.

Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?

No.

What are the state civil commitment laws?

None.

Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?

Info for State Advocates

Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?

Almost none; a few can petition; sex offenses, no-moral turpitude: section 17-3-30.1
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/17-3-30.1.htm

What does the state say about persons who are required to register?

How does the state’s legislative process work?

How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?

Best keywords are:

Sex offender; sexual offense; sex offender registration

How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:

Most important legislative committees for our issues are:

Contact info for state legislators can be found at:

Click either house or senate and then click picture/name for contact info
http://www.legislature.state.al.us/aliswww/default.aspx

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

No affiliate at present.

Other helpful state advocacy groups:

Other registrant-friendly state support groups:

Response needed.
Link needed.

Other helpful information

Extensive juvenile registration section: Section 15-20A-27 - Section 15-20A-35
http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/alison/codeofalabama/1975/coatoc.htm

alabama.txt · Last modified: 2018/12/09 16:41 by zyin