Michigan sex offenders must report to police within 15 days or face up to 2 years in jail

Sex Offenders Registration Act requires Tier 1 offenders to report to police to verify address quarterly

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LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State Police (MSP) want to remind sex offenders that the 15-day quarterly address verification is Monday for all Tier 3 offenders.

State law requires all Tier 3 registered offenders to report in person to their local law enforcement agency, sheriff's office or nearest MSP post to verify their address.

The Michigan Sex Offenders Registration Act requires Tier 1 offenders to verify their address annually, during the first 15 days of January.

Tier 2 offenders must verify their address semi-annually, during the first 15 days of January and July.

Tier 3 offenders must verify their address quarterly, during the first 15 days of January, April, July and October.

Failure to do so carries a penalty of up to two years of incarceration.

According to Michigan.gov a Tier 1 offense could include charges of; child sexually abusive activity or material possession, aggravated indecent exposure if the victim is less than 18-years old, imprisonment of a victim less than age 18, criminal sexual conduct 4th degree, and capturing or distributing images of unclothed persons under the age of 18.
All registered sex offenders must also report a change of name, address, employment, campus enrollment, internet identifiers and vehicle within three business days of any change.

Failure to do so is a four-year felony.

The Sex Offenders Registration Act allows for the arrest of an offender who is not in compliance with the Act's reporting requirements.

Violators may be arrested during a traffic stop or any other contact with law enforcement.

Additionally, law enforcement agencies conduct random address checks to verify offender compliance.

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