Due to the change in the law at the beginning of last year, and our reputation as a top-notch Southern California sex crimes law firm, we have been getting more and more calls from individuals who are registered sex offenders and want to know if they qualify for exclusion from the Megan’s Law internet website.
What we have been informing them is that not all registered sex offenders are eligible for exclusion from the Megan’s Law internet website. However, we have also informed them that some registered sex offenders are eligible! We will now go over who does qualify for such exclusion from the Megan’s Law internet website.
There are various ways in which a registered sex offender can be eligible for exclusion from the Megan’s Law internet website. First, those individuals who were convicted of one of the following are eligible:
1. A misdemeanor conviction for a violation of Penal Code Section 647.6, which is known as annoying or molesting a child (note: this used to be listed under Penal Code Section 647(a).
2. A felony conviction for a violation of Penal Code Section 243.3(a), which is known as sexual battery.
3. An offense where the offender was the victim’s parent, stepparent, sibling, or grandparent and the crime did not involve oral copulation or penetration of the vagina or return of either the victim of the offender by the penis of the other or by any foreign object.
Further, one is eligible for exclusion from the Megan’s Law internet website is if he or she has never been adjudicated as a sexually violent predator pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 600. Additionally, the offender must not have received additional incarceration time for a violation of probation during the time that he or she was on probation, or have been convicted of another offense resulting in a sentence to a county jail or state prison.
There are other dynamics involved and we will continue with this topic in a future blog. Nonetheless, we hope this gives you some helpful insight into applying for exclusion from the Megan’s Law internet website.
If you or a loved one needs assistance with this process or with any other criminal defense matter, call Wallin and Klarich today. Wallin and Klarich has a team of highly skilled, aggressive juvenile criminal defense attorneys ready to take your call 7 days week, 24 hours a day! Wallin and Klarich has been in the business of helping people with their criminal defense matters for over 30 years and we would like to help you with yours! A qualified, experienced attorney from the firm will be able to evaluate your case when you call.