Individuals who are convicted of certain offenses that fall under the umbrella of sex crimes are required to register in the jurisdiction where they reside or move. Moreover, for those whose crimes fall under certain criteria, their information is published online through the Sex Offender Tracking System. In some cases it is possible to have your information excluded from this site, however. While it is advisable to confer with a Los Angeles sex crimes attorney on this matter, the following may help you determine whether you qualify for exclusion.
Registered sex offenders are required to update their information within five days of their birthday each year. Those who are convicted of violent crimes must do this more often – every 90 days. If a person moves, he must register with a local agency within five days in the new jurisdiction. The information is uploaded into the Sex Offender Tracking System. This site is one of the results of Megan’s Law, and is designed to protect the public, especially children, from predators. Information is updated daily, and the public can view personal matters here that you may be disinclined to have available, such as your address.
Not all individuals who are convicted of sex offenses are placed on this site, however. About a fourth are excluded automatically. Others may be placed on the site depending upon the nature of their conviction. If you are included in the registry, you may apply to be excluded if your conviction meets one of the following criteria:
- Sexual battery by restraint
- Misdemeanor child molestation
- Lewd and lascivious acts with a child under age 14
In order to be considered for exclusion, you need to have successfully completed probation and/or parole. However, even if you are granted exclusion, you will still be required to register as a sex offender.
If you are placed on the Sex Offender Tracking Program site, you may have options. For over 30 years Los Angeles sex crimes attorneys Wallin & Klarich have been assisting individuals with issues related to their sex crime convictions. Call today at (877) 466-5245.