Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification- New Hampshire

In New Hampshire, according to 651-B:2 Registration. –

  1. Every sexual offender or offender against children shall be registered with the department of safety, division of state police, as provided in this chapter.
  2. Upon receipt of information pursuant to RSA 106-B:14 concerning the disposition of any charges against any sex offender or offender against children, the division shall register such person and shall include the relevant information in the SOR system.
  3. Upon receipt from any out-of-state law enforcement agency of information that a sex offender or offender against children has moved to New Hampshire, the division shall register such person and shall include the relevant information in the SOR system.

The information that a person is required to register on the public list as a sexual offender or offender against children, including his or her qualifying offense or offenses, shall be available to law enforcement through the offender’s criminal record and motor vehicle record. If an offender’s obligation to register terminates for any reason, the department shall notify the division of motor vehicles of the change and the offender’s motor vehicle record shall no longer reflect that the person is required to register as a sexual offender or offender against children.Photograph, fingerprints, name and applicable aliases, date and place of birth, identifying information, conviction information are collected.

Contact:

Ms. Perry 603-271-6344

Administrating Agency:

State Department of Safety, local law enforcement.

Penalties for Non-Compliance:

651-B:9 Penalty. –

  1. A sexual offender or offender against children who is required to register under this chapter and who negligently fails to comply with the requirements of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
  2. A sexual offender or offender against children who is required to register under this chapter and who knowingly fails to comply with the requirements of this chapter shall be guilty of a class B felony. An offender who is required to register for a period of 10 years following his or her release, pursuant to RSA 651-B:6, II, shall be required to register for an additional 10 years from the date of conviction for violating this paragraph. The obligation to register for an additional 10 years from the date of conviction for violating this paragraph shall be consecutive to the registration period imposed pursuant to RSA 651-B:6 and shall be imposed even if the original registration period has elapsed.
  3. A sexual offender or offender against children previously convicted pursuant to paragraph II who is required to register under this chapter and who knowingly fails to comply with the requirements of this chapter shall be guilty of a class A felony. An offender who is required to register for a period of 10 years following his or her release, pursuant to RSA 651-B:6, II, who is convicted for violating this paragraph shall be required to register for life.
  4. The penalties imposed under paragraphs I-III shall not apply to juveniles required to register pursuant to RSA 651-B:1, XI(a)(3) or (4). The court with jurisdiction over such juveniles may impose an appropriate disposition for a violation of this section.
  5. Any person who violates the provisions of RSA 651-B:7 shall be guilty of a violation.
  6. A sexual offender or offender against children who knowingly provides false information in response to any of the requirements of this chapter shall be guilty of a class B felony.
  7. A person is guilty of a class B felony if the person has reason to believe that a sexual offender or offender against children is not complying, or has not complied, with the requirements of this chapter and who purposely assists the offender in eluding any law enforcement agency that is seeking to find the offender to question the offender about, or to arrest the offender for, his or her noncompliance with the requirements of this chapter, and engages in any of the following acts or omissions:
    (a) Withholds information from, or does not notify, the law enforcement agency about the offender’s noncompliance with the requirements of this chapter, and, if known, the whereabouts of the offender;
    (b) Harbors, or attempts to harbor, or assists another person in harboring or attempting to harbor, the offender;
    (c) Conceals or attempts to conceal, or assists another person in concealing or attempting to conceal, the offender;
    (d) Provides information to the law enforcement agency regarding the offender which the person knows to be false information; or
    (e) Warns the offender that the law enforcement agency is attempting to locate the offender.

Confidentiality Provision:

A person who violates confidentiality provisions is guilty of a violation.

http://oit.nh.gov/nsor/


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