February 21, 2013

My Husband Was Convicted Of Lewd Acts With A Minor, Under California Penal Code Section 288, Ten Years Ago In Los Angeles. Can Wallin & Klarich Help Him, So He Doesn’t Have To Register As A Sex Offender Anymore? (PC 290)

Registering as a sex offender with law enforcement in California is pehaps one of the most damaging punishments a person can suffer when facing a criminal charge. What makes this punishment especially damaging, is that under California Penal Code section 290, the person must register for the rest of their life.

In California, lewd acts with a minor is codified under California Penal Code Section 288, which states in pertinent part that a person is guilty of this offense for ‘lewd acts with a minor’ under the age of 14 years. The punishment for a conviction of California Penal Code Section 288 can include, among other punishments, a prison sentence, and a lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender. (PC 290)

A lewd act occurs when the accused person is alleged to have committed an act with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust, passions, or sexual desires of (himself/herself) or the child. The lewd act must have been done willfully, or in other words, on purpose. It is not a defense to argue that the child consented to the acts, nor is it a defense to argue that the minor was not hurt or injured.

Lewd Acts with A Minor Defense Attorney

A conviction for California Penal Code Section 288 carries a lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender in California. Wallin & Klarich has been defending people on these and similar charges for over 30 years. Additionally, Wallin & Klarich can work to help you no longer be required to register if you have already been convicted of a crime that requires lifetime registration.

The lawyers at Wallin & Klarich can review the facts of your case, and determine what legal remedies may be available to terminate the requirement to register as a sex offender.

If you or a loved one has been arrested, or has to register as a sex offender, it is imperative you contact our firm. Hiring an experienced criminal defense law firm is the best way to ensure you keep your freedom. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been helping people in your situation for over 30 years.

Please feel free to contact Wallin & Klarich to discuss your case. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 877-466-5245 or go to our website at wklaw.com for more information.

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Author:Stephen D. Klarich

Stephen D. Klarich is one of the most highly respected sex crime attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Klarich a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Klarich founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Klarich has been successfully representing clients for more than 38 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors, felonies and other sex crimes. View all posts by Stephen D. Klarich.

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