Information about Level 2 and Level 3 offenders can be obtained by checking the DCJS website, which includes a search for Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders.By law, DCJS cannot list Level 1 offenders on its website.More information Failure to perform any of the registration obligations is a felony level crime.A first conviction is punishable as a Class E felony; a second or subsequent conviction is punishable as a Class D felony. They must notify DCJS no later than 10 days of establishing residency in New York, and then the Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders reviews their cases to determine if they have to register in New York State.The Sex Offender Registration Act does not restrict where a registered sex offender may live.However, if the offender is under parole or probation supervision, other New York State laws may limit the offender from living within 1,000 feet of a school or other facility caring for children. A sex offender must provide (in writing) DCJS his or her new address no later than 10 days after moving.When an incarcerated offender is set to be released into the community, the Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders will evaluate the case and provide a risk level recommendation to the court.The court will hold a risk level hearing and assign a level to the offender prior to release.
Click here for a chart of risk level and duration of registration.
When calling the toll-free number, you will have to provide the offender's name, and one of four identifiers (either an exact address, date of birth, social security number or driver's license number).
Additionally, law enforcement may tell the community about sex offenders living in the area.
Since then, a number of changes have been made to the original statute.
The statute may be found on the New York State Senate website - New York Laws, Corrections Law 168.