Michigan Sex Offenders Law protects the residents of Michigan from convicted sex offenders in the State. The law came about as an effort to protect against the increasing number of unchecked sex offenders in the state.
Michigan sex offender law ensures that all sex offenders in the state registers with the local police. The law makes sure that convicted sex offenders in the state pose no risk to the public. The law places several restrictions on convicted sex offenders in Michigan. Sex offenders in the state cannot live, work or spend time in public places in Michigan. They are not allowed to borrow a car, leave the state or make any changes to their contact information without informing the police.
The State of Michigan classifies convicted sex offenders into 3 tiers:
This classification depends on the nature of the offense and determines the duration of registration.
The state’s police department controls Michigan Sex Offender Registry. The Registry is in charge of documenting information on sex offenders in the state.
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M.C.L.A. § 28.727
(1) Registration information obtained under this act must be forwarded to the department in the format the department prescribes. Except as provided in section 5b(3), a $50.00 registration fee must accompany each original registration. All of the following information must be obtained or otherwise provided for registration purposes:
(a) The individual's legal name and any aliases, nicknames, ethnic or tribal names, or other names by which the individual is or has been known. An individual who is in a witness protection and relocation program is only required to use the name and identifying information reflecting his or her new identity in a registration under this act. The registration and compilation databases must not contain any information identifying the individual's prior identity or locale.
(b) The individual's Social Security number and any Social Security numbers or alleged Social Security numbers previously used by the individual.
(c) The individual's date of birth and any alleged dates of birth previously used by the individual.
(d) The address where the individual resides or will reside. If the individual does not have a residential address, information under this subsection must identify the location or area used or to be used by the individual in lieu of a residence or, if the individual is homeless, the village, city, or township where the person spends or will spend the majority of his or her time.
(e) The name and address of any place of temporary lodging used or to be used by the individual during any period in which the individual is away, or is expected to be away, from his or her residence for more than 7 days. Information under this subdivision must include the dates the lodging is used or to be used.
(f) The name and address of each of the individual's employers. For purposes of this subdivision, "employer" includes a contractor and any individual who has agreed to hire or contract with the individual for his or her services. Information under this subsection must include the address or location of employment if different from the address of the employer. If the individual lacks a fixed employment location, the information obtained under this subdivision must include the general areas where the individual works and the normal travel routes taken by the individual in the course of his or her employment.
(g) The name and address of any school being attended by the individual and any school that has accepted the individual as a student that he or she plans to attend. For purposes of this subdivision, "school" means a public or private postsecondary school or school of higher education, including a trade school.
(h) All telephone numbers registered to the individual or used by the individual, including, but not limited to, residential, work, and mobile telephone numbers.
(i) Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, all electronic mail addresses and Internet identifiers registered to or used by the individual. This subdivision applies only to an individual required to be registered under this act after July 1, 2011.
(j) The license plate number and description of any vehicle owned or operated by the individual.
(k) The individual's driver's license number or state personal identification card number.
(l) A digital copy of the individual's passport and other immigration documents.
(m) The individual's occupational and professional licensing information, including any license that authorizes the individual to engage in any occupation, profession, trade, or business.
(n) A brief summary of the individual's convictions for listed offenses regardless of when the conviction occurred, including where the offense occurred and the original charge if the conviction was for a lesser offense.
(o) A complete physical description of the individual.
(p) The photograph required under section 5a.
(q) The individual's fingerprints if not already on file with the department and the individual's palm prints. An individual required to be registered under this act shall have his or her fingerprints or palm prints or both taken not later than September 12, 2011 if his or her fingerprints or palm prints are not already on file with the department. The department shall forward a copy of the individual's fingerprints and palm prints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation if not already on file with that bureau.
M.C.L.A. § 28.730
(2) A department post, local law enforcement agency or sheriff's department shall make information from the public internet website described in section 8(2) for the designated areas located in whole or in part within the post's, agency's, or sheriff's department's jurisdiction available for public inspection during regular business hours. A department post, local law enforcement agency, or sheriff's department is not required to make a copy of the information for a member of the public.
(3) The department may make information from the public internet website described in section 8(2) available to the public through electronic, computerized, or other accessible means. The department shall provide for notification by electronic or computerized means to any member of the public who has subscribed in a manner required by the department when an individual who is the subject of the public internet website described in section 8(2) initially registers under this act, or changes his or her registration under this act, to a location that is in a designated area or geographic radius designated by the subscribing member of the public.
M.C.L.A. §§ 28.733 & 27.734
Sex offenders may not work or loiter within a student safety zone.
Registered prior to sentencing, updated upon release from incarceration; within 3 business days of residing in the state; within 3 business days of changing address, employment, or enrolling in an institution of higher learning
Felony up to 4 years imprisonment and/or $2000 fine; probation/parole or youthful trainee status revoked.
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