Sex Offender Registration in California
Registration as a sex offender is a compulsory penalty for many
sex crimes. Whether for a
felony or misdemeanor, registration as a sex offender can result from a conviction.
If this happens to you, your personal information will be recorded in
a database and in the majority of cases, made available to the public.
In many cases your exact home address will be included.
Searches can be made for your name to return a detailed personal profile
to whoever chooses to access the information. In many cases lifetime registration
is required. For lower tiers of offenses, registration requirements remain
in place for 25 years or 15 years. You must verify your personal details
for the registry periodically.
Sex crimes for which one may have to register as a sex offender include:
Martinian & Associates: Dedicated to Defending Your Rights
If you are facing sex crime charges or have been ordered to register as
a sex offender, there are actions that a criminal defense attorney can
take to help you. At Martinian & Associates, we will immediately review
your case and investigate avenues which may lead to having your charges
dismissed. Where this is not possible, we will attack your charges in
an effort to have them reduced.
If done strategically, this may result in being charged only with acts
that do not require registration. Additionally, registration for certain
crimes is not a matter of public record. Of course, we will defend you
with an acquittal as the ultimate goal. If you have already been ordered
to register, consult with our firm, as in some cases one can apply to
the Department of Justice for exclusion from the website.