A Any person, regardless of age, residing in the State of South Carolina who in this State has been convicted of, adjudicated delinquent for, pled guilty or nolo contendere to an offense described below, or who has been convicted, adjudicated delinquent, pled guilty or nolo contendere, or found not guilty by reason of insanity in any comparable court in the United States, or a foreign country, or who has been convicted, adjudicated delinquent, pled guilty or nolo contendere, or found not guilty by reason of insanity in the United States federal courts of a similar offense, or who has been convicted of, adjudicated delinquent for, pled guilty or nolo contendere, or found not guilty by reason of insanity to an offense for which the person was required to register in the state where the conviction or plea occurred, shall be required to register pursuant to the provisions of this article. A The registry is under the direction of the Chief of the State Law Enforcement Division SLED and shall contain information the chief considers necessary to assist law enforcement in the location of persons convicted of certain offenses. Sex offender registry; convictions and not guilty by reason of insanity findings requiring registration. Pled nolo contendere accepted punishment without accepting or denying responsibility for the crime ; Pled guilty; Were found guilty in juvenile court also known as adjudicated delinquent ; or Were found guilty at trial. Registry; contents and purpose; cross-reference alias names. For your first time registering as a sex offender, you must do so within one day of… Sentencing, if you are sentenced to probation Release from juvenile detention, if you are a juvenile Release from jail or prison, if you are a convicted offender After your first registration, you must update your sex offender registration biannually for the rest of your life — once during your birth month and again 6 months later during the month of your half birthday. The sex offender registry will provide law enforcement with the tools needed in investigating criminal offenses. The crime of knowingly and willfully giving false information when registering as a sex offender results in punishments equally as harsh as simply not registering. D Upon conviction, adjudication of delinquency, guilty plea, or plea of nolo contendere of a person of an offense not listed in this article, the presiding judge may order as a condition of sentencing that the person be included in the sex offender registry if good cause is shown by the solicitor. A person who has been convicted, adjudicated delinquent, pled guilty or nolo contendere, or found not guilty by reason of insanity in any court in a foreign country may raise as a defense to a prosecution for failure to register that the offense in the foreign country was not equivalent to any offense in this State for which he would be required to register and may raise as a defense that the conviction, adjudication, plea, or finding in the foreign country was based on a proceeding or trial in which the person was not afforded the due process of law as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and this State. C For purposes of this article, a person who has been convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, or been adjudicated delinquent for any of the following offenses shall be referred to as an offender: A person who has been found not guilty by reason of insanity shall not be required to register pursuant to the provisions of this article unless and until the person is declared to no longer be insane or is ordered to register by the trial judge. E SLED shall remove a person's name and any other information concerning that person from the sex offender registry immediately upon notification by the Attorney General that the person's adjudication, conviction, guilty plea, or plea of nolo contendere for an offense listed in subsection C was reversed, overturned, or vacated on appeal and a final judgment has been rendered.