This is especially restricting and limiting because of how much of our lives now revolve around the internet and social sites. From the date of your first registration, you will have to continually register as a sex offender for at least 30 years, if not longer. It can be extremely difficult to keep all aspects of registration straight. Buffer Sex offenders, especially those who commit acts against children, are often seen as the lowest kind of criminal. And if you already have a CDL with those endorsements, it will be revoked. Despite studies indicating that only one out of four sex offenders reoffend , the law and the public at large will always look at you as a sex offender, no matter how much you try to change your life. You may be forced from your home, your job, your family and friends, and anyone or anywhere that may offer you support in order to get through this trying time. You are prohibited from obtaining or renewing certain licenses and credentials. The only way you will be able to reduce your registration time is if you successfully petition the court. Being on the sex offender registry can have devastating consequences for all aspects of your life. If your home is located within 1, feet of any school excluding home schools or any childcare facility with children under 13 years old, you have to find a new residence. If you have been convicted of an aggravated offense, a repeated offense, or you are determined to be a sexually violent predator, then you will have to be on the registry for life, as well as verify your address every 90 days.