In most cases, if you are convicted of a sex crime in California, your name and personal information will appear on the Megan’s Law website. The intent of Megan’s Law is for the public to be able to identify people and locations that may represent a danger to themselves or their children.
However, being on Megan’s Law does not have to be permanent. It is possible to have your information removed from the website, and an experienced attorney may be able to help you accomplish this now.
Information Disclosed on Megan’s Law
If you have been convicted of a sex crime in California, it is likely that your name and information will automatically be put on the Megan’s Law website.
In most cases, the website displays your full name, a photo of you, and your zip code or complete address. Megan’s Law is not required for all sex crimes, though. There are a few exceptions.
Offenses Excluded from Megan’s Law
There are some sex crimes that do not result in your name having to be placed on Megan’s Law. These offenses include:
- Felony sexual battery under PC 243.4
- Misdemeanor child molestation under PC 647.6
- Felony child pornography where the victim was 16 years of age or older under PC 311.1, 311.2, 311.3, 311.4, 311.10, or 311.11; or
- Any offense that did not involve penetration or oral copulation where the victim was your child, sibling, stepchild or grandchild, and you have successfully completed or are successfully completing probation for
If you are convicted of any of these offenses, you may be able to petition to have your name and information removed from the Megan’s Law website.
Getting Your Name Removed from Megan’s Law
In order to have your name removed from the Megan’s Law website, your experienced attorney must submit an application for exclusion from Megan’s Law to the Department of Justice.
Your attorney will prepare all the necessary documents needed for exclusion, including court documents and letters from the probation department. A skilled attorney will be able to help you gather this information and submit an application that has a favorable chance to be granted.
Contact Wallin & Klarich to Have Your Name Removed from Megan’s Law
Having your name on Megan’s Law could have a devastating impact on you. This could impact your standing in the community and subject you to embarrassment. That is why you should contact an experienced sex crimes attorney to help you find out if you are eligible for exclusion from Megan’s Law.
At Wallin & Klarich, our attorneys have over 35 years of experience successfully helping clients with post-conviction matters. Let us help you today.
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