Russell D. Hunt Sr., Attorney at Law
Free Consultation 254-304-6354

Removing someone from the NSOPW

If one were motivated to search Texas for registered sex offenders, the most appropriate tool for the job would be the National Sex Offender Registry: a website- and app-accessible database of people who were ordered to maintain official records of their residences due to a sex crime conviction. However, that database does not contain everyone who was ever ordered to register. 

The national database might not even include everyone who is still under their initial registration duration order. The reason for this is twofold. The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure gives those convicted of a sex crime a chance to have the court perform a risk assessment that attempts to predict an individual's:

  • Chance of recidivism
  • Continuing threat to the community

Subsequent to a favorable assessment, the court might decide to remove the offender's obligation to participate in the Texas registry.

This is significant because of the way the national registry works. According to the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website, the registry is populated with information provided by each individual jurisdiction's database. In terms of this discussion, a removal of data from the Texas sex offender list would remove the same information from the federal system.

A conviction of a sex offense is still not something one should take lightly. However, the sex offender registry is not necessarily a life sentence. Those who are unlikely to commit other sex crimes and who are no longer a threat to their community may be able to reflect these facts with an early removal from the database.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Me To learn how I can Help

For prompt, focused attention to your needs and concerns involving any criminal charge, please contact me at our law offices in Waco, Texas, at 254-304-6354 and request a free initial consultation with an attorney.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Russell D. Hunt Sr., Attorney at Law

425 Austin Avenue
Suite 1202
P.O. Box 726
Waco, TX 76701

Phone: 254-304-6354
Fax: 254-753-8118
Waco Law Office Map

location map