Louisiana Sex Offender Laws—Use DoNotPay’s Alerts as Your Safety Cover
Louisiana sex offender laws have always been stern towards convicted sex offenders and child predators. Back in 2012, Louisiana became the first state to ask its offenders to list their criminal status on social media platforms like Facebook!
Lousiana has 279 sex offenders for every 100,000 residents, which is unsettling on so many levels. Despite robust laws, the state’s Sex Offender Registry has been compromised by major flaws in its framework for over 12 years.
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Louisiana’s sex offender law requires offenders to register on the State Sex Offender & Child Predator Registry if they have been convicted of, plead guilty to, or adjudicated for certain sex crimes.
The registrant will provide the following details to law enforcement of their residency’s Sheriff or Police Department:
- Name and alias
- Permanent address with proof of residence
- Temporary residence details, if applicable
- Employment details
- Place of education details—for juvenile sex offenders
- All contact numbers
- Personal ID details
- All email addresses and online identifiers used
- Travel and immigration documents
- Current photograph, DNA sample, fingerprints, and palm prints
- Physical description facts, like sex, race, hair color, height, age, weight, scars, tattoos, or other identifying marks
- Details of the conviction obtained
Non-compliant or wilfully unregistered sex offenders may face penalties of up to $3,000 and a prison sentence of a maximum of 20 years.
Sex offenders in Louisiana are classified under three tiers based on the severity of their crimes. Tiers determine the period of registration and the penalties associated with non-compliance. A high-tier assignment indicates that the offender is a threat to public safety due to the likelihood of recommitting the crime.
This table will give you a bird’s-eye view of the tier laws in Louisiana:
|Registration Duration||Examples of Crimes|
|Tier 1||15 years||
|Tier 2||25 years||
Megan’s Law made it compulsory for states to maintain public sex offender registries—also inspiring many states to notify the community about local sex offenders. One unique feature of Louisiana’s registration laws is that it shifts the burden of issuing community alerts from the law enforcement to the offender.
A newly registered sex offender is mandated to follow an initial community notification rule within 21 days of conviction or release from confinement. The offender must notify their crime and registration status to the following:
- At least one person in every household or business within a specified radius of their residence
- The owner or lessor of their residence, where applicable
- The district’s school superintendent
- The management of any park, playground, or recreation center within a specified radius of their address
Some offenders are also asked to get their physical description and offense details published in a local journal on two separate dates. If an offender’s work involves contact with minors, they may have to post a notice of their offender status outside their place of employment.
Louisiana may restrict sex offenders in a number of ways. Here are some common restrictions imposed on the state’s sex offenders:
|Residential restrictions||If the victim was under 13 years, the offender cannot live within 1,000 feet of a school, public park, or recreational facility|
|Travel and movement restrictions||
|Other restrictions||Depending on parole or probation conditions, an offender may be disallowed from:
Louisiana sex offender laws leave the community alerts to the unreliable and malicious offenders, which is hardly reassuring. Considering the multiple complaints about the state’s inconsistent Public Registry, we understand if you’re anxious about the safety of your loved ones.
DoNotPay offers you a no-nonsense alternative in the form of our Sex Offender Search feature that extracts the database from any state registry within a matter of seconds.
Our quick and straightforward report can give you any offender’s file pictures and registered details in four simplified steps:
- Sign in to DoNotPay and hit the Sex Offender Search button
- Choose between a single-offender report or a comprehensive report of all offenders around you
- Set a distance radius between one and three miles to refine our area scan
- Tell us if you want to sign up for our optional weekly alerts
Our weekly alerts aim to make safety a routine process. We can run an automated search for your given address and give you an updated report of all the current offenders around you for that week.
If DoNotPay’s report alerts you of a predator lurking in your neighborhood, do not panic!
Here’s what you can do to stay safe:
- Discuss the issue with your family or at-risk loved ones
- Reach out to your immediate community for a discreet discussion
- Contact the offender’s supervising officer to report anything suspicious
You should avoid any attempt to stalk or harass the offender as that would be unlawful.
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