federal, military, or another state/country) must register if they have been convicted of an offense that requires registration as determined by the New York State Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders.
There are also three designations that may be assigned to a sex offender: sexual predator, sexually violent offender, or predicate sex offender.
If they are registerable, then a court where the offender resides will hold a hearing to determine his/her risk level. However, they must notify DCJS of their new address no later than 10 days after the move.
Additionally, offenders must notify the local police department where they have moved that they are now living in that area and comply with whatever sex offender requirements exist in the new jurisdiction.
There are three levels, based upon an offender's risk of committing another sex crime and harm to the community: Level 1 (low), Level 2 (moderate), and Level 3 (high).
As a general rule, the sentencing court will determine an offender's risk level at the time of sentencing (in probation cases) or at the time of release from custody (in jail or prison cases).sexual predator, sexually violent offender, or predicate sex offender) in which case they must register for life.