Hawaii Sex Offender Registry—The Applicable Regulations and New Offender Alert Setup
Every 488th resident of the Aloha State ends up on the Hawaii Sex Offender Registry. With the offender population this dense, you need to do everything you can to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Staying up to date became easier thanks to Megan’s Law of 1996. This piece of legislation requires all local law enforcement agencies to record sex offender location details and share them through an online sex offender registry.
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You can search the Hawaii sex offender list by the following categories:
- Offender type
- Offender status
- First name
- Last name
- Street name
- ZIP code
You don’t have to fill out all the fields—i.e., none of them are mandatory—so you can do your search based on the info you have.
Unlike most state registries, the Hawaii list does not have the sex offender map search option. The state’s Sex Offender Registry website does allow you to sign up for email notifications if you set up an account on the website. It includes filling out three lengthy personal data sections of the signup form. The process seems unnecessarily drawn out and detailed, and you are likely to give up halfway through.
Hawaii’s sex offender laws differ from other states’ when it comes to the offender classification. Other requirements are similar, so all registered offenders need to verify the reported personal data, inform the police of their whereabouts, and honor specific restrictions.
Most U.S. sex offender local registration laws use the three-level or -tier distinction based on the recidivism rate. Level/Tier 1 offenders usually don’t appear on the public registry, while Level/Tier 2 and Level/Tier 3 are listed.
In Hawaii, all offenders will appear on the public registry, except for persons convicted of a single offense, provided it’s a misdemeanor. Juveniles adjudicated in Family Court proceedings are also unavailable to the public eye.
If the offenders required to register disregard the obligation, they will be prosecuted for a class C felony.
Hawaii registered sex offenders must update and verify all their data with the authorities. Check out the details in the table below:
|Data To Verify/Update||Allowed Time Frame|
|Personal details and a current photo||Annually, within 30 days of the offender’s birthday|
|Address verification||Ten days from receiving the verification documents by mail|
|Address update||Three days from changing the residence|
|Traveling update (for out-of-state offenders)||Three days from arriving in Hawaii from the home state if the offender is staying longer than:
All offenders are listed for life by default unless they file a plea for removal from the registry. Here are the minimum registration periods after which the offenders have the right to file a plea:
|Crime||Minimum Registration Period|
|Class A felony/Non-Hawaii equivalent||25 years|
|Class B felony/Non-Hawaii equivalent||25 years|
|Class C felony/Non-Hawaii equivalent or a misdemeanor||25 years|
They are only subject to particular restrictions while still under supervision and only if the judge’s ruling says so. While on probation—and depending on their crime—offenders may be prohibited from communicating or living with a minor.
In case any restrictions apply, failing to comply with them entails strict legal consequences.
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