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Being a registered sex offender can have devastating consequences to your chances of living a truly meaningful life. Since its enactment in 1947, California Penal Code 290 requires convicted sex offenders to register as a sex offender with the state for life. Every month our law firm Wallin & Klarich receives many calls from PC 290 registrants in desperate need of our help. In many cases, these are people who…

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Court Rules Residency Restrictions on Sex Offenders Can Only Apply to Parolees

If you are a registered sex offender, the city or county where you reside may have ordinances preventing you from living within 2,000 feet of a school, park or anywhere else children may gather. Many communities in California have instituted these laws because they believe it protects the public. Imposing these residency restrictions also make it nearly impossible for registered sex offenders to find somewhere to live in many cities.…

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California on Verge of Major Sex Offender Registry Overhaul

If you are convicted of a sex crime in California, you will likely face the harsh punishment of registration as a sex offender for the rest of your life. For years, groups have pressured lawmakers to reform laws regarding this severe consequence. Now, it seems that California is closer than ever to making major changes to its sex offender registration system. Senate Bill 421 Fails to Pass In recent months,…

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Disproving Myths About the California Sex Offender Registry (PC 290)

Anyone who has been required to register as a sex offender knows that being placed on the sex offender registry carries a negative stigma. However, not all sex offenders are the same. That is why the California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) released a new video dispelling some of the myths about the sex offender registry and the offenders on the list. Let’s take a look at some of those…

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Registered Sex Offenders in Tustin Now Able to Find Housing

If you are convicted of a sex crime, you will likely be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. This will make it very difficult for you to find suitable housing, as most cities in California ban sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school, park, or any place where children gather. However, it will likely soon be easier for registered sex…

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How to Stop Sex Offender Registration for PC 314

If you were convicted of a sex crime, you were probably required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life as part of your sentence. This penalty could be devastating, as it may affect where you can work and live. Sex offender registration is required if you are convicted of indecent exposure under California Penal Code Section 314. However, this may not be such a harsh…

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