If I’m 17 and might be getting charged with statatoury rape, will I have to register as a sex offender if I am so charged?

Asked on August 19, 2013 under Criminal Law, Georgia


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

A person must register as a sex offender if they are convicted of a crime that so requires registration, not if they are arrested.  Now,it is my understanding that Georgia has reduced the offense from a felony to a misdemeanor in circumstances that fall under the "Romeo and Juliet" exception, as it is so called.  Please speak with a very competent criminal attorney as soon as you can here.  

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