If you are placed on the Sex Offender Registry, you must comply with restrictions on your day-to-day life. These regulations will dictate where you can live, what you can do for work, and how you can interact with others. Violations of these restrictions can be a felony offense, so it is of the utmost importance to be aware of them.
Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 14-208.16,
- A registrant under this Article shall not knowingly reside at one of the following:
- Any location which is within 1,000 feet of any property line of a property on which any public or nonpublic school or child care center is located.
- Within any structure, any portion of which is within 1,000 feet of any property line of a property on which any public or nonpublic school or child care center is located
- (This subsection applies to any registrant who did not establish his or her residence, in accordance with subsection (d) of this section, prior to August 16, 2006)
- As used in this section, “school” does not include home schools as defined in G.S. 115C-563 or institutions of higher education; however, for the purposes of this section, the term “school” shall include any construction project designated for use as a public school if the governing body has notified the sheriff or sheriffs with jurisdiction within 1,000 feet of the construction project of the construction of the public school. The term “child care center” is defined by G.S. 110-86(3); however, for purposes of this section, the term “child care center” does include the permanent locations of organized clubs of Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The term “registrant” means a person who is registered, or is required to register, under this Article.
- This section does not apply to child care centers that are located on or within 1,000 feet of the property of an institution of higher education where the registrant is a student or is employed.
- Changes in the ownership of or use of property within 1,000 feet of a registrant’s registered address that occur after a registrant establishes residency at the registered address shall not form the basis for finding that an offender is in violation of this section. For purposes of this subsection, a residence is established when the registrant does any of the following:
- Purchases the residence or enters into a specifically enforceable contract to purchase the residence.
- Enters into a written lease contract for the residence and for as long as the person is lawfully entitled to remain on the premises.
- Resides with an immediate family member who established residence in accordance with this subsection. For purposes of this subsection, “immediate family member” means a child or sibling who is 18 years of age or older, or a parent, grandparent, legal guardian, or spouse of the registrant.
- Nothing in this section shall be construed as creating a private cause of action against a real estate agent or landlord for any act or omission arising out of the residential restriction in this section.
- A violation of this section is a Class G felony.
Residential Use Limits
No Child Care Employment or Volunteering
Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 14-208.17,
- It shall be unlawful for any person required to register under this Article to work for any person or as a sole proprietor, with or without compensation, at any place where a minor is present and the person’s responsibilities or activities would include instruction, supervision, or care of a minor or minors.
- It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct any activity at his or her residence where the person:
- Accepts a minor or minors into his or her care or custody from another, and
- Knows that a person who resides at that same location is required to register under this Article.
- A violation of this section is a Class F felony.
Pursuant to Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 14-231.1,
- For purposes of this section the term “baby sitting service” means providing, for profit, supervision or care for a child under the age of 13 years who is unrelated to the provider by blood, marriage, or adoption, for more than two hours per day while the child’s parents or guardian are not on the premises.
- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person who is an adult may provide or offer to provide a baby sitting service in any of the following circumstances:
- The baby sitting service is offered in a home and a resident of the home is a sex offender who is registered in accordance with Article 27A of Chapter 14 of the General Statutes.
- A provider of care for the baby sitting service is a sex offender who is registered in accordance with Article 27A of Chapter 14 of the General Statutes.
- A violation of this section that is a first offense is a Class 1 misdemeanor. A violation of this section that is a second or subsequent offense is a Class H felony.
Commercial Driver’s License
Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 20-17.9, unless specific conditions apply, a person who is registered as a sex offender is disqualified from having a CDL with a P or S endorsement.
Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 90-210.25B,
- The board shall not issue or renew any licensure, permit, or registration to any person or entity who has been convicted of a sexual offense against a minor.
- For purposes of this Article, the term “sexual offense against a minor” means a conviction of any of the following offenses: G.S. 14-27.23 (statutory rape of a child by an adult), G.S. 14-27.25(a) (statutory rape of a person who is 15 years of age or younger and where the defendant is at least six years older), 14-27.28 (statutory sexual offense with a child by an adult), G.S. 14-27.30 (statutory sexual offense with a person who is 15 years of age or younger and where the defendant is at least six years older), G.S. 14-190.16 (first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor), G.S. 14-190.17 (second degree sexual exploitation of a minor), G.S. 14-190.17A (third degree sexual exploitation of a minor), G.S. 14-190.18 (promoting prostitution of a minor), G.S. 14-190.19 (participating in prostitution of a minor), G.S. 14-202.1 (taking indecent liberties with children), G.S. 14-202.3 (solicitation of child by computer or certain other electronic devices to commit an unlawful sex act), G.S. 14-202.4(a) (taking indecent liberties with a student), G.S. 14-318.4(a1) (parent or caretaker commit or permit act of prostitution with or by a juvenile), or G.S. 14-318.4(a2) (commission or allowing of sexual act upon a juvenile by parent or guardian). The term shall also include a conviction of the following: any attempt, solicitation, or conspiracy to commit any of these offenses or any aiding and abetting any of these offenses. The term shall also include a conviction in another jurisdiction for an offense which if committed in this State has the same or substantially similar elements to an offense against a minor as defined by this section.
- If a person or entity holding a license, permit, or registration in another jurisdiction has the license revoked, suspended, or placed on probation because of a felony conviction other than those enumerated above, the board shall impose a sanction equal to or greater than to the sanction imposed by the other jurisdiction.
- If a person or entity holding a license, permit, or registration in another jurisdiction has the license revoked, suspended, or placed on probation because of conduct related to fitness to practice as described in G.S. 90-210.25(e), the board shall impose a sanction equal to or greater than the sanction imposed by the other jurisdiction.
Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 131E-159, you can neither be granted nor renew credentials to work in EMS services if you are on the Sex Offender Registry.
Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 14-202.6, It is unlawful for a registered sex offender to obtain a change of name under Chapter 101 of the General Statutes.