18 U.S. Code § 2250 - Failure to register
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(a) In General.— Whoever—
(A) is a sex offender as defined for the purposes of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act by reason of a conviction under Federal law (including the Uniform Code of Military Justice), the law of the District of Columbia, Indian tribal law, or the law of any territory or possession of the United States; or
(3) knowingly fails to register or update a registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act;
shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
(b) Affirmative Defense.— In a prosecution for a violation under subsection (a), it is an affirmative defense that—
(2) the individual did not contribute to the creation of such circumstances in reckless disregard of the requirement to comply; and
(c) Crime of Violence.—
(1) In general.— An individual described in subsection (a) who commits a crime of violence under Federal law (including the Uniform Code of Military Justice), the law of the District of Columbia, Indian tribal law, or the law of any territory or possession of the United States shall be imprisoned for not less than 5 years and not more than 30 years.
Source(Added Pub. L. 109–248, title I, § 141(a)(1),July 27, 2006, 120 Stat. 602.)
References in Text
The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), (2)(A), (3), is title I of Pub. L. 109–248, July 27, 2006, 120 Stat. 590, which is classified principally to subchapter I (§ 16901 et seq.) of chapter 151 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 16901 of Title 42 and Tables.
The Uniform Code of Military Justice, referred to in subsecs. (a)(2)(A) and (c)(1), is classified generally to chapter 47 (§ 801 et seq.) of Title 10, Armed Forces.
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