Definition of Offenses
Definitions of offenses may be found in the District of Columbia Code (DC Code), by conducting a "natural language" search. Simply click on the "View DC Official Code" link and enter an offense listed in the Sex Offender Registration excerpt from the DC Code. To view a printed version of the DC Official Code, visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Library at 9th and G Streets, NW, or contact them at (202) 727-1111.
District of Columbia Official Code
Go to Division IV. (Criminal Law and Procedure and Prisoners) > Title 22. Criminal Offenses and Penalties
- Sex Offender Registration [PDF] (Excerpt from DC Code)
Please note: Not all definitions listed in the DC Code will match the offenses described in a sex offender's conviction. This may occur because an individual was convicted in another state, or because the law under which an individual was convicted has been repealed.
In accordance with enactment of the Sex Offender Registration Act of 1999, this information is being provided to the community. Unlawful use of this information to threaten, intimidate, harass, or injure a registered sex offender is prohibited and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. The title of this grant is the National Sex Offender Registry Project (98-NR-CX-K002).