This database contains all information provided to Texas local law enforcement authorities by sex offenders required to register. Civil commitment offenders are repeat sexually violent offenders who suffer from a behavioral abnormality which makes the person likely to engage in a predatory act of sexual violence.
State law also permits local law enforcement authorities to publish some sex offenders in a newspaper, circular, or other periodical that serves the community the sex offender resides in.
Landlords and neighborhood associations are free to make their own rules when they become aware that someone is a sex offender. The housing program provides 4 four-bedroom furnished houses, as well as 3 apartment complexes for permanent supportive housing.
You will also face more specific living restrictions. Revocation of Right to Own Firearms Under Texas law, your right to own a firearm is taken away after you are convicted of a felony. Some of the restrictions placed on you as a registered sex offender create criminal liability. High Risk Level 3 — Serious threat to the community, likely to engage in criminal sexual conduct.
Professional Restrictions A sex offense conviction can bar you from a number of professions and obtaining various professional licenses. If you move from one county to another without notifying both appropriate law enforcement agencies, you can be charged with the offense of failing to register.
Roommate situations are preferable, and the program is in the process of eliminating single room occupancies. Texas Sex Offender Resources The links below are to websites that offer information related to Texas sex offense laws, statistics and other related topics.
For example, if your Internet privileges are restricted, you can be incarcerated for using the Internet beyond what is allowed. Help with GED preparation is also available.
An Offender who fails to comply with any registration requirement is subject to felony prosecution. Any person with a reportable conviction occurring on or after September 1, shall have a duty to register. State law also permits local law enforcement authorities to publish some sex offenders in a newspaper, circular, or other periodical that serves the community the sex offender resides in.
If you have been convicted of a sex offense, and are under the control, custody, or supervision of the Texas Department of Public Safety DPS on or after October 1, , or are released from the sanction of the court or control, custody or supervision of DPS on or after October 1, , then you will be posted on the Internet.