The Sex Offender Registration Act, codified under California Penal Code Section 290, requires a defendant who is convicted of certain sex crimes to register, for the rest of his or her life, as a sex offender with the city/county he or she is living in or working in within five (5) working days of coming into the city/county. Penal Code Section 290 lists the crimes that require registration under the Sex Offender Registration Act. Some of the offenses that require registration under this act include rape (PC 261.2), indecent exposure (PC 314.1) and sex crimes against minors (PC 288). Registration can also be required for crimes not listed under Section 290 if the crime was sexually motivated. See California Penal Code Section 290.006.
Defending sex crimes cases requires experience, knowledge and skill that very few criminal defense lawyers possess. Many criminal lawyers primarily handle DUI cases or other general criminal cases. Sex crimes are different. Wallin & Klarich built its practice and reputation on successfully defending clients charged with sex crimes. Wallin & Klarich contracts with the California Teacher’s Association (CTA) and anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past several years knows that teachers are accused of improper conduct with minor students all the time. CTA relies on the experienced sex crimes lawyers at Wallin & Klarich to defend the members of their union.
Registering as a sex offender is today’s equivalent of a “Scarlett Letter” and will have a devastating impact on both you and your family. Registration can impact where you live, where you can work and who you can associate with. Finally, registration as a sex offender is for life! If you are being charged with a sex crime in Riverside, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced and aggressive sex crimes attorneys at Wallin & Klarich Call us today at 1-(877) 466-5245 or fill out our confidential form. We will be there when you call.