Do I Have to Register?
If you have live in New York and have been convicted of a sex offense, you must register. If you were convicted of a New York sex offense or a federal sex offense you will be required to register after your prison sentence ends.
If you move to New York and you have been convicted of a sex offense in another state that is the same as one of the New York sex offenses or of a federal sex offense, you must register. Corr. L. 168-K.
If you move to New York and you were required to register in the state where you were convicted based on a felony offense, you must register.
Note that before you are classified as a sex offender, you are entitled to a hearing before a judge so that you can fight the registration requirement. If you lose at the hearing, you are entitled to appeal. However, a legal paper called the "notice of appeal" must be filed within 30 days or you lose the right to appeal.