|and the next 3 Days Too!|
Back on July 9, 2015 I posted about the Virginia State Police (VSP) website, VSP Barracks hours of operation, VSP S.O. Helpline hours of operation and VSP observed holidays.
There are 2 sets of 4 day stretches where Registered Sex Offenders in
unable to register, re-register or change any information even though Virginia law states information changes
must be done within 3 days (not 3 business days) or 30 minutes:
- Lee-Jackson Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Friday Preceding the 3rd Monday in January and the 3rd Monday in January)
- Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday (4th Thursday and Friday in November)
If you have any changes that include residence, mailing address, employment, unemployment, vehicle registration, phone numbers, school enrollment, un-enrollment, email addresses or online identifiers OR your re-registration letter and/or photograph has a due date of 11/26, 11/27, 11/28 or 11/29 (yes certified letters have due dates that include holidays and weekends) there will be no option for you to meet the requirement in Virginia law or your stated due-date deadline because of the 2 upcoming VSP observed holidays and then the weekend.
Be sure to double check the due date on your certified letter and if it’s the 26th-29th get to a VSP Barracks today or if your re-registration letter has no changes and doesn’t require a photograph get to a U.S. Post Office and mail it back TODAY!
If you don’t you could be facing a criminal investigation, a Class 6 Felony, attorney’s fees, bail costs, incarceration, probation, court fines/fees, GPS monitoring and your re-registration being increased to every 30-days even if the original conviction that put you on the VSP Registry was a misdemeanor or 15+ years ago. Not to mention loss of employment, housing or family during the entire process.
The burden to jump through the unknown and not-published hoops, hurdles and barriers of compliance falls on your shoulders and that’s why I will try to post about these two 4-Day stretches each year as a reminder to assist you.