Some local law enforcement authorities have established local websites the public can access to search for sex offenders living in their community. Like the information in the TXDPS database, state law makes most registration information contained in local registries available to the public. The offender will also need to be evaluated by a licensed sex offender deregistration specialist before petitioning the court in which his or her underlying case was prosecuted for permission to terminate his or her duty to register as a sex offender. Registered sex offenders are required to periodically report to the local law enforcement authority to verify the accuracy of the registration information and to promptly report certain changes in the information as those changes occur. This database contains all information provided to Texas local law enforcement authorities by sex offenders required to register. A sex offender who fails to comply with any registration requirement is subject to felony prosecution. As an attorney for people required to register as a sex offender in Houston, TX, and the surrounding areas, Matt Horak can provide a thorough evaluation of your case when you contact our firm at or toll-free at to set up a confidential consultation. This law requires adult and juvenile sex offenders to register with the local law enforcement authority of the city they reside in or, if the sex offender does not reside in a city, with the local law enforcement authority of the county they reside in. New Name Ministries — This Texas-based c 3 nonprofit organization seeks to provide community safe residential reentry for convicted sex offenders. Depending on the underlying crime, a person could be required to register for 10 years or he or she could have to register for his or her entire life. There are also fact guides relating to civil commitment, false allegations, and internet laws. Level One Low — Offender poses a low danger to the community and will not likely engage in criminal sexual conduct; Level Two Moderate — Offender poses a moderate danger to the community and might continue to engage in criminal sexual conduct; and Level Three High — Offender poses a serious danger to the community and will continue to engage in criminal sexual conduct. The requirement also exists if the person violated the laws of another state, federal law, the laws of a foreign country, or the Uniform Code of Military Justice for or based on the violation of an offense containing elements that are substantially similar to the elements of an offense listed above unless that violation resulted in a deferred adjudication. State law also permits local law enforcement authorities to publish some sex offenders in a newspaper, circular, or other periodical that serves the community the sex offender resides in. Sexual performance by a child; Possession or promotion of child pornography; Aggravated kidnapping, if the offender committed the offense or engaged in the conduct with intent to violate or abuse the victim sexually; First-degree burglary in which the offender committed or engaged in the conduct with intent to commit continuous sexual abuse of young child or children, indecency with a child, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, prohibited sexual conduct, or aggravated kidnapping; Unlawful restraint of a victim younger than 17 years of age; Kidnapping of a victim younger than 17 years of age; Aggravated kidnapping of a victim younger than 17 years of age; Second indecent exposure violation unless it results in a deferred adjudication ; Online solicitation of a minor; or Trafficking of persons. Additionally, an offender can also be required to register if he or she has a reportable conviction or adjudication relating to an attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit an offense or engage in conduct listed above. Finally, if a high risk sex offender or a civilly committed sexually violent predator moves into a community, the TXDPS will notify the community by mailing to each residence and business in the community a postcard containing information about the offender or predator.