Cowlitz County Sex Offenders—DoNotPay Warns You About Potential Threats on the Block
Keeping your children safe from sex predators requires serious research into the locations of Cowlitz County sex offenders.
If you want more frequent notifications, DoNotPay has a handy solution—our Sex Offender Search feature. Subscribe to our service and automate your updates on convicted predators for a foolproof family safety strategy.
The first Washington sex offender registration law was the Community Protection Act of 1990. It introduced the mandatory registration of all released sex offenders, including juveniles, so the authorities can track their location.
Depending on the recidivism rate, all registrants are classified into three levels. The public Cowlitz County Sex Offender Registry created after the introduction of Megan’s Law includes all Level 2 and Level 3 offenders.
Washington State sex offender laws also require all transient ex-convicts, as well as non-compliant and homeless Level 1 offenders, to appear on the public registry.
Compliant Level 1 offenders aren't listed publicly.
Here are the characteristics of each category and the methods of information dissemination the authorities use:
|Level||Characteristics and Information Dissemination|
Depending on the crime and the court ruling, some offenders can face stricter restrictions. These conditions apply only during the offender’s probation period.
The sex offender rules and regulations valid for all registrants refer to:
- Internet usage—Access to pornography must be disabled on offenders’ devices
- Changing the residence—Offenders can’t move without informing the authorities
- Traveling—Registrants must announce their travel plans to authorities
- Handling and owning firearms—Sex offenders can’t have access to firearms or ammunition
Yes—these penalties primarily focus on an offender's failure to register but also cover other forms of non-compliant behavior.
Here is the division of penalties depending on the offender’s criminal history and previous compliance practice:
|The Offender’s Criminal and Non-Compliance History||The Type of Offense for Non-Compliance||The Potential Punishment|
|Not convicted of a felony and didn't register||Gross misdemeanor||364-day imprisonment and/or a $5,000 fine|
|A first-time offender who failed to register||Class C felony||Up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine|
|Failed to comply more than once||Class B felony||Up to ten-year imprisonment and/or a $20,000 fine|
Although you won't find compliant Level 1 offenders on the website, you can request their details via phone. If you live in Castle Rock, Kalama, Kelso, Longview, or Woodland, reach out to your city’s police department. For all other unincorporated territories within Cowlitz County, call the Sheriff’s office at 360-577-3092.
There are four search criteria you can use to browse the Cowlitz County Sex Offender Registry:
- In your area—The search is based on your address. The results will appear as a list or a map
- Name—The search based on the first and/or last name of an individual offender
- City—The search for all offenders within the city limits
- Non-compliant—This search option provides a list of non-compliant offenders within the county
You can also apply for email notifications for your area if you provide the following details:
- ZIP code
Although it looks like a convenient way to receive news and updates, these notifications aren’t reliable enough. The website states there is a possibility these emails can get lost within your Junk email inbox or rejected entirely.
Why take the risk when DoNotPay offers a better and more reliable way to stay in the loop with sex offender movements?
Keeping up with sex offender locations and relocations can be tricky if you rely only on the state registry websites.
DoNotPay provides a constant flow of information from the sex offender registries straight to your inbox. Our Sex Offender Search is quick and handy. Here is how you can use it to your advantage:
- Open your DoNotPay account and look up Sex Offender Search
- Choose your search method—By name or address
- Select the search perimeter—One-, two-, or three-mile radius
- Set up your personalized weekly alerts for all offenders who move into your neighborhood
DoNotPay runs the search based on your parameters automatically and sends you the results regularly, so you don’t have to waste time browsing the registry.
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