Levels of Sex Offenders

Sex offenders are often required to register with the Sex Offender Registry Board. However, the amount of information available about a sex offender to the general public varies depending on how the offender is classified by the registry. In Massachusetts, sex offenders are classified as Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 offenders.

Level 1:

  • The offender presents a low risk of re-offense.
  • The offender poses little danger to the general public.
  • Sex offender records are not made available to the general public through the sex offender registry.
  • Only certain organizations and state departments may have access to this information, including correctional facilities, social services departments, mental health centers, and the FBI.

Level 2:

  • The offender presents a moderate risk of re-offense.
  • The offender poses enough danger to the public that the offender’s information is made available through the sex offender registry.

Level 3:

  • The offender presents a high risk of re-offense
  • The offender poses a high enough danger to the public that the sex offender’s information is distributed to the public.

If you have been charged with a sex offense, it is important to be aware of restrictions on where you are allowed to live and work.

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If you have been charged with a sex crime, you need an experienced Massachusetts sex crimes attorney to help you form a strong case and represent you in court. To discuss your case and learn more about your rights and responsibilities, contact James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.


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