What Is A Level Two Sex Offender?

Brandon Bullard
March 29, 2023

A level two sex offender is someone who has been convicted of a sex crime and is considered to be at moderate risk of re-offending. As a level two sex offender, you must register yourself as a sex offender in the state of Georgia. If you have been charged as a level two sex offender, you should speak to an experienced sex offender registry removal attorney as soon as possible. 

What are the Registered Sex Offender Levels?

The registered sex offender levels are a classification system used to establish the length of registration for sex offenders. The type of crime, the victim's age, the offense's nature, and the offender's likelihood to commit a sex crime are all factored in when determining the registered sex offender level. These levels are:

  • Level One: This is the lowest level of sex crimes and usually involves criminal sexual acts with individuals who are not minors. If you are charged with a level one sex offense, you must register as a sex offender for a minimum of 15 years.
  • Level Two: level two sex offenses are typically non-violent but involve young children. These crimes require a person to register for a minimum of 25 years.
  • Level Three: This is the most serious category that involves violent or non-violent offenses with minors and adults. These crimes require a person to register on the sexual offender registry for life.

What Convictions Can Result in Sex Offender Registration?

Under Georgia law, level one sexual offenses include:

  • Sexual contact without the victim's consent
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Indecent exposure
  • Child molestation
  • Solicitation of a minor

Level two sexual criminal acts include:

  • Prostitution of a minors
  • Trafficking minors for sexual purposes
  • Sexual acts with children under 15 years old
  • Intimidation to get a victim to engage in sexual acts
  • Producing and distributing child porn
  • Sexual offenses by a person with authority over the victim, such as guardians, teachers, parents, babysitters, and more.
  • Second crimes committed by level one sex offenders

Level three sexual offenses include:

  • New crimes committed by level two sex offenders
  • Sex acts with an impaired victim or those who cannot consent
  • Most instances of sexual assault
  • Sex acts with minors below 12 years old
  • Sexual acts using force or duress

Why You Should Hire an Experienced Atlanta Sex Offender Registry Removal Attorney

The consequences of being registered as a sex offender on the Georgia Sex Offender Registry can be life-altering. Therefore, it is extremely important that you take the necessary steps to protect your rights and reputation by removing your name from the registry. 

An experienced Atlanta sex offender registry removal attorney can help. Contact The Bullard Firm at (404) 954-0598 to get started on your case.