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Code of Alabama - Title 15: Criminal Procedure - Chapter 20A - Alabama Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Act

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  • Section 15-20A-1 Short title
    This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Alabama Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Act. ...
  • Section 15-20A-2 Legislative findings
    The Legislature makes all of the following findings: (1) Registration and notification laws are a vital concern as the number of sex offenders continues ...
  • Section 15-20A-3 Applicability
    (a) This chapter is applicable to every adult sex offender convicted of a sex offense as defined in Section 15-20A-5, without regard to when ...
  • Section 15-20A-4 Definitions
    For purposes of this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings: (1) ADULT SEX OFFENDER. An adult convicted of a sex offense. ...
  • Section 15-20A-5 Sex offenses
    For the purposes of this chapter, a sex offense includes any of the following offenses: (1) Rape in the first degree, as provided by ...
  • Section 15-20A-6 Allegation of sexual motivation
    (a) The prosecuting attorney may file an allegation of sexual motivation in any criminal case classified as a felony or Class A misdemeanor if ...
  • Section 15-20A-7 Registration information - Required
    (a) The following registration information, unless otherwise indicated, shall be provided by the sex offender when registering: (1) Name, including any aliases, nicknames, ethnic, ...
  • Section 15-20A-8 Registration information - Public registry website
    (a) All of the following registration information shall be provided on the public registry website maintained by the Department of Public Safety and may ...
  • Section 15-20A-9 Adult sex offender - Requirements prior to release
    (a) At least 30 days prior to release, or immediately upon notice of release if release is less than 30 days, of an adult ...
  • Section 15-20A-10 Adult sex offender - Registration with local law enforcement; residence restrictions
    (a)(1) Immediately upon release from incarceration, or immediately upon conviction if the adult sex offender is not incarcerated, the adult sex offender shall appear ...
  • Section 15-20A-11 Adult sex offender - Prohibited residence locations, etc
    (a) No adult sex offender shall establish a residence, maintain a residence after release or conviction, or establish any other living accommodation within 2,000 ...
  • Section 15-20A-12 Adult sex offender - Homelessness
    (a) An adult sex offender who no longer has a fixed residence shall be considered homeless and shall appear in person and report such ...
  • Section 15-20A-13 Adult sex offender - Employment restrictions
    (a) No adult sex offender shall apply for, accept, or maintain employment or vocation or volunteer at any school, childcare facility, mobile vending business ...
  • Section 15-20A-14 Adult sex offender - Requirements upon entering state
    (a) Any adult sex offender who enters this state and establishes a residence shall immediately appear in person and register all required registration information ...
  • Section 15-20A-15 Adult sex offender - Travel
    (a) If an adult sex offender intends to temporarily be away from his or her county of residence for a period of three or ...
  • Section 15-20A-16 Adult sex offender - Contact with former victims
    (a) No adult sex offender shall contact, directly or indirectly, in person or through others, by phone, mail, or electronic means, any former victim. ...
  • Section 15-20A-17 Adult sex offender - Loitering in certain areas
    (a) No adult sex offender, after having been convicted of a sex offense involving a minor, shall loiter on or within 500 feet of ...
  • Section 15-20A-18 Adult sex offender - Identification requirements
    (a) Every adult sex offender who is a resident of this state shall obtain, and always have in his or her possession, a valid ...
  • Section 15-20A-19 Adult sex offender - Sexually violent predator
    (a) The state, upon conviction and prior to sentencing, may petition the sentencing court to enter an order declaring a person convicted in this ...
  • Section 15-20A-20 Adult sex offender - Electronic monitoring
    (a) The Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center shall implement a system of active and passive electronic monitoring that identifies the location of a monitored ...
  • Section 15-20A-21 Adult sex offender - Community notification
    (a) Immediately upon the release of an adult sex offender or immediately upon notice of where the adult sex offender plans to establish, or ...
  • Section 15-20A-22 Adult sex offender - Registration fee
    (a) An adult sex offender shall pay a registration fee in the amount of ten dollars ($10) to each registering agency where the adult ...
  • Section 15-20A-23 Adult sex offender - Relief from residency restriction
    (a) A sex offender required to register under this chapter may petition the court for relief from the residency restriction pursuant to subsection (a) ...
  • Section 15-20A-24 Adult sex offender - Relief from registration and notification
    (a) At disposition, sentencing, upon completion of probation, or upon completion of a term of registration ordered by the sentencing court, a sex offender ...
  • Section 15-20A-25 Adult sex offender - Relief from employment restriction
    (a) A sex offender may petition the circuit court in the county where the sex offender seeks to accept or maintain employment for relief ...
  • Section 15-20A-26 Juvenile sex offender - Treatment; risk assessment
    (a) Upon adjudication of delinquency for a sex offense, a juvenile sex offender shall be required to receive sex offender treatment by a sex ...
  • Section 15-20A-27 Juvenile sex offender - Community notification
    (a) In determining whether to apply notification requirements to a juvenile sex offender, the sentencing court shall consider any of the following factors relevant ...
  • Section 15-20A-28 Juvenile sex offender - Lifetime registration and notification
    (a) A juvenile adjudicated delinquent of any of the following sex offenses, who was 14 or older at the time of the offense, shall ...
  • Section 15-20A-29 Juvenile sex offender - Requirements prior to release
    (a) Prior to the release of a juvenile sex offender, the following shall apply: (1) The responsible agency shall require the juvenile sex offender ...
  • Section 15-20A-30 Juvenile sex offender - Registration with local law enforcement; residence restrictions
    (a) Immediately upon release or immediately upon adjudication of delinquency if the juvenile sex offender is not committed, the juvenile sex offender and the ...
  • Section 15-20A-31 Juvenile sex offender - Employment restrictions
    (a) During the time a juvenile sex offender is subject to the registration requirements of this chapter, the juvenile sex offender shall not apply ...
  • Section 15-20A-32 Juvenile sex offender - Requirements upon entering state
    (a) A juvenile sex offender or youthful offender sex offender, or equivalent thereto, who is not currently a resident of this state, shall immediately ...
  • Section 15-20A-33 Juvenile sex offender - Retention of court records
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the court records of juvenile sex offenders are to be retained, either in paper format or electronically, and ...
  • Section 15-20A-34 Juvenile sex offender - Relief from lifetime registration requirements
    (a) A juvenile sex offender subject to lifetime registration pursuant to Section 15-20A-28 may file a petition requesting the court to enter an order ...
  • Section 15-20A-35 Youthful offender treated as juvenile or adult
    For the purposes of this chapter, a youthful offender sex offender who has not been previously adjudicated or convicted of a sex offense and ...
  • Section 15-20A-36 Name change of offender
    (a) No sex offender shall change his or her name unless the change is incident to a change in the marital status of the ...
  • Section 15-20A-37 Failure to register; absconding
    (a) When a county is notified that a sex offender intends to reside, be employed, or attend school in the county and the sex ...
  • Section 15-20A-38 Escape from correctional facility
    (a) If a sex offender escapes from a state or local correctional facility, juvenile detention facility, or any other facility that would not permit ...
  • Section 15-20A-39 Harboring, assisting, concealing, or withholding information about a sex offender
    (a) A person is guilty of the crime of harboring, assisting, concealing, or withholding information about a sex offender if the person has knowledge ...
  • Section 15-20A-40 Public records - Certified copies of adjudication or convction
    (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that a duplicate of a certified copy of a public record be admissible and is not ...
  • Section 15-20A-41 Victim assistance
    (a) After a sex offender's conviction or adjudication, and upon request of the Attorney General's Office, the office of the prosecuting attorney or the ...
  • Section 15-20A-42 Collection and dissemination of information by Department of Public Safety
    (a) Any jurisdiction or agency responsible for registering a sex offender shall immediately forward all required registration information and any changes to the required ...
  • Section 15-20A-43 Registration and notification requirements mandatory
    Except as provided in Sections 15-20A-23, 15-20A-24, 15-20A-25, and 15-20A-34, the sex offender registration and notification requirements required by this chapter are mandatory and ...
  • Section 15-20A-44 Promulgation of rules
    (a) The Director of the Department of Public Safety shall promulgate rules establishing an administrative hearing for persons who are only made subject to ...
  • Section 15-20A-45 Penalties
    (a) A sex offender who is convicted of any offense specified in this chapter, in addition to any imprisonment or fine, or both, imposed ...
  • Section 15-20A-46 Disposition of funds
    (a) The two hundred dollar ($200) filing fee paid by a sex offender who petitions the court for relief pursuant to Sections 15-20A-23, 15-20A-24, ...
  • Section 15-20A-47 Construction
    Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as creating a cause of action against the state or any of its agencies, officials, employees, or ...
  • Section 15-20A-48 Relation to other laws
    (a) For the purposes of Sections 13A-5-2, 13A-5-6, 14-9-41, 15-18-8, 15-22-27.3, or any other section of the Code of Alabama 1975, a criminal sex ...

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