Idaho law enforcers aren't particularly amenable to compromise and soft treatment of any individual they interact with who is accused or convicted of a criminal offense inside the state, and that is especially true regarding sex offenders.
It is hard to overstate that unquestioned reality, which is borne out repeatedly in cases involving sexual assault, rape, Internet sex crimes, child-related offenses, statutory rape and many additional matters.
We duly note on our Coeur d'Alene criminal defense website at Palmer George & Taylor PLLC that, "The mere accusation of having committed a sex crime can do a tremendous amount of damage to a person's life."
One particular aspect of a sex-crime conviction that certainly warrants mention in Idaho is the onus put upon many offenders to comply exactingly with the state's sex offender registration requirements.
Candidly, and as clearly evidenced from even a quick scan of a relevant Idaho Department of Corrections website page, those requirements are both myriad and onerous for the select group of individuals they target.
As noted on that site, felony adult sex offenders "must strictly adhere to registration laws and are subject to prosecution" for their failure to do so.
A registered offender is closely monitored. He (or she) is required to register an address with authorities and quickly update local registration officials regarding any move or name change. Moreover, all offenders must register annually as well as duly report to authorities in both Idaho and any state where they might relocate.
We note the sobering truth that "it can be hard to understand how difficult life is as a registered sex offender."
And that is why we put forth the strongest defense possible for any client locally or elsewhere in the state who needs proven and rigorous legal representation to fight back against a sex-crime charge.
We welcome readers' questions and contacts to the firm.