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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