Key Concepts

  • A defendant who is convicted of certain sex offenses and offenses against a minor must register as sex offender.
  • The defendant must be notified of his or her duty to register.
  • The prosecutor may ask the court to order that the defendant have no contact with the victim.
  • The court must also conduct a hearing regarding placing such a defendant on satellite-based monitoring.

For a list of sex offenses that trigger the satellite-based monitoring conditions and obligations, see Jamie Markham, "Sex Offender Registration & Satellite-Based Monitoring (SBM)," UNC School of Government, July 2017.


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