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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 167 : CRIME VICTIMS

Subchapter 003 : Sex Offender Registration; Law Enforcement Notification

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 5405a)
  • § 5405a. Court determination of Sex Offender Registry requirements

    (a)(1) The court shall determine at sentencing whether Sex Offender Registry requirements apply to the defendant.

    (2) If the State and the defendant do not agree as to the applicability of Sex Offender Registry requirements to the defendant, the State shall file a motion setting forth the Sex Offender Registry requirements applicable to the defendant within 14 days of the entry of a guilty plea. To the extent the defendant opposes the motion, the State and the defendant shall present evidence at the sentencing as to the applicability of Sex Offender Registry requirements to the defendant.

    (b) The court shall consider the following when determining under this section whether Sex Offender Registry requirements apply to the defendant:

    (1) the report issued pursuant to subsection 5403(c) of this title;

    (2) the presentence investigation report regarding the offense for which the defendant is being sentenced;

    (3) the court's own judgment of conviction and any evidence that was presented at trial; and

    (4) any other evidence admitted at sentencing and deemed relevant by the court to the defendant's Registry status.

    (c) The State shall bear the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence the applicability of Sex Offender Registry requirements to the defendant under this section.

    (d) Within 14 days after the sentencing or the presentation of evidence pursuant to subdivision (a)(2) of this section, the court shall issue an order determining whether Sex Offender Registry requirements apply to the defendant. The order shall include:

    (1) the offense of which the defendant was convicted that requires the placement of his or her name on the Sex Offender Registry;

    (2) any prior convictions that affect:

    (A) the defendant's Sex Offender Registry Status;

    (B) the length of time that the defendant is required to register as a sex offender; or

    (C) whether information regarding the defendant is required to be electronically posted on the Internet under section 5411a of this title;

    (3) the length of time that the defendant is required to register as a sex offender;

    (4) whether the defendant is designated as a sexually violent predator under section 5405 of this title;

    (5) whether the defendant was immediately released or remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections; and

    (6) whether information regarding the defendant is required to be electronically posted on the Internet under section 5411a of this title. (Added 2015, No. 31, § 3; amended 2017, No. 11, § 28.)