This information is NOT a “legal opinion”. Chapter 846E Registration of Sex Offenders and Other Covered Offenders and Public Access to Registration Information. A covered offender is a sex offender or an offender against minors, as defined in Chapter 846E, HRS. A person who is or has unregistered sex offender charged at any time with a “sexual offense” and is or has been found unfit to proceed and is or has been released into the community or who is acquitted due to a physical or mental disease, disorder, or defect pursuant to chapter 704 and is released into the community.
Continuous Sexual Assault of a Minor under the age of Fourteen Years, HRS 707-733. A violation of privacy under HRS section 711-1110. Who is an Offender against a Minor? Charged at any time with a “crime against minors” as defined in Chapter 846E and who is found unfit to proceed and is released into the community or who is acquitted due to a physical or mental disease, disorder, or defect pursuant to Chapter 704 and is released into the community. For how long does an offender have to register? Hawaii’s registry is a lifetime registration, unless after certain requirements are met, the offender successfully petitions the court to terminate the registration requirement. When and how often is the registration information verified?
January, April, July, and October of every year, the covered offender shall report to the chief of police where the covered offender resides, or to such other department or agency that may be designated by the attorney general, and shall review the existing information in the registry that is within the covered offender’s knowledge, correct any information that has changed or is inaccurate, and provide any new information that may be required. Each covered offender shall report in-person every year, within the thirty-day period following the offender’s date of birth, to the chief of police where the covered offender resides, or to such other department or agency that may be designated by the attorney general, and shall review the existing information in the registry, correct any information that has changed or is inaccurate, provide any new information that may be required, and allow the police to take a current photograph. Who qualifies to be on the website? All covered offenders qualify to be on the website, with the exception of covered offenders who have been convicted of only one covered offense and that covered offense is a misdemeanor. Where are Public Access terminals available? Public Access terminals are located at the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center and at main county police departments, including the Kona Police Station from 8:00 a.
Monday through Friday, except State holidays. How often is the website updated? The official Hawaii Sex Offender and Offender Against Minor website, sexoffender. Does the State of Hawaii require the registration of juvenile offenders who are adjudicated in proceedings in Family Court as juveniles?
Are there restrictions on where a covered offender can reside or work? Chapter 846E, HRS, does not restrict where a registered covered offender may reside or work. However, certain covered offenders, still under supervision, may have restrictions in their Terms and Conditions of supervision. If I receive a flyer on a covered offender, may I pass it out in my neighborhood? The public is given access to information regarding covered offenders pursuant to Chapter 846E, HRS. Public access to this information is based solely on the fact of each offender’s criminal conviction and is not based on an estimate of the offender’s level of dangerousness.
By allowing public access to this information, the State makes no representation as to whether the covered offenders listed are dangerous. Additionally, because the registry and website are updated daily and on an on-going basis, please consider that any information you print out from the website will only be as current as the date and time at which you printed it. Positive identification of a person believed to be a covered offender cannot be established unless the person’s fingerprints are compared against the offender’s fingerprints taken at the time of arrest or incarceration. How can I look up covered offenders in other states?