December 05, 2012,Posted by Sex Crime Defense Attorney
Convictions for sex crimes in California can bring about consequences that go beyond a jail sentence and fines. Crimes such as rape, sexual battery, or lewd conduct with a minor can also trigger a lifelong requirement to register as a sex offender in California. And pursuant to Megan’s Law, a convicted sex offender’s picture and residential information is made public on the program’s website. Although it will not likely affect your obligation to register as a sex offender, there are actions you can take to take yourself off the Megan’s Law website.
The first method is by automatic exclusion. The most egregious of sexual offenses are subject to a full disclosure on the website, but the lesser offenders have very limited or no disclosure at all. These lower-level offenses vary and include charges such as child pornography possession.
The second method is by application for removal. If you qualify, depending on the type of offense you have been convicted of, you would be able to appeal to the California Department of Justice.
You may also seek removal by obtaining a certificate of rehabilitation or a governor’s pardon. These particular documents also work to relieve you of the obligation to register as a sex offender.
If you wish to find out whether you qualify to be removed from the Megan’s Law website, contact our attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today. For over thirty years Wallin and Klarich have been helping clients find ways to be able to remove themselves from having to register as a sex offender per Penal Code Section 290. We have also helped scores of persons have their names removed the Megan’s law website. Please call us today at 877-230-1528 or visit us online at www.wklaw.com. We have offices in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Orange Counties. We will be there when you call.
November 28, 2012,Posted by Sex Crime Defense Attorney
According to MSN.com, a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader charged with having sex with an underage student accepted a plea deal with prosecutors in Kentucky to avoid jail time. Sarah Jones allegedly began a sexual relationship with a student while she was working as a freshman English teacher at Dixie Heights High School in Crestview Hills, [...]
November 21, 2012,Posted by Sex Crime Defense Attorney
Kevin Clash, the voice of Sesame Streets’ popular character Elmo, has been accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage boy. Clash has taken a leave of absence from the iconic children’s television show amid the allegations that he had sex with a sixteen-year-old boy. The unnamed accuser, now 23, claims that he and [...]
November 16, 2012,Posted by Sex Crime Defense Attorney
Being convicted of “lewd acts with a minor” under California Penal Code 288 carries severe penalties. Depending upon the specifics of the case, prosecutors can charge a defendant with either a felony or misdemeanor. The differences between the two are the potential jail/prison time to be served and the amount of the fine that will [...]
November 05, 2012,Posted by Sex Crime Defense Attorney
A Simi Valley law states that child sex offenders within the city must: 1. post a sign stating “no candy or treats at this residence”, 2. leave all outdoor lighting off during the evening, 3. not decorate their home with Halloween decorations 4. refrain from answering the door for trick-or-treaters. A [...]
November 02, 2012,Posted by Sex Crime Defense Attorney
The media and the Los Angeles Probation Department has just gone too far in their attempt to protect children. This Halloween night members of the Los Angeles County Probation Department followed by cameras from the media filmed “trick or treaters” and their parents going to homes of convicted sex offenders receiving candy. Of course what [...]
October 17, 2012,Posted by Sex Crime Defense Attorney
In today’s modern age, more and more people are using computers to conduct their lives. Whether it be I phones, I pads, lap tops, etc., police and prosecutors are using these computers to help build a case against anyone charged with a sex offense. Often times, the suspect may send e-mails, or visit illegal websites, [...]
October 04, 2012,Posted by Sex Crime Defense Attorney
If you are currently registering as a sex offender in California and would like to be removed from that list of offenders (who wouldn’t?), there may be some legal relief for you. The laws are changing very fast in this area of law and you may want to take advantage if it applies to you. [...]
September 18, 2012,Posted by Sex Crime Defense Attorney
Dr. Kevin Pezeshki is accused of inappropriately touching a patient during two hospital exams. He is free on $200,000 bail. When a doctor is accused of inappropriately touching a patient it is almost always the patients word vs. the doctors word. Sometimes, the accused doctor will have no prior record of any similar incidents and [...]
September 07, 2012,Posted by Sex Crime Defense Attorney
The Court of Appeal in California ruled that it is not cruel and unusual punishment to sentence a defendant to 25 years to life for simply failing to register as a sex offender. Usually, the Court will not impose a 25 year to life sentence on merely failing to register as a sex offender regardless [...]