If you are convicted for child molestation in Ventura under California Penal Code section 647.6, your life will completely change. The sentencing and punishment for annoying or molesting a child can be harsh. In addition, you will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. If you are facing charges for child molestation in Ventura, you need to hire a Ventura Wallin & Klarich attorney immediately to avoid these devastating consequences.

Sentencing and Punishment for Child Molestation in Ventura

Under California Penal Code section 647.6, a conviction for child molestation is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in county jail and a $5,000 fine.

It is important for you know that there are several circumstances that can increase your sentence beyond this range. For more information about these circumstances, visit our child molestation page.

Sex Offender Registration for Child Molestation in Ventura

Being required to register as a sex offender is a life-changing consequence of a child molestation conviction in Ventura. If you are convicted of child molestation in Ventura, you will be required to register with local law enforcement as a sex offender for life. As a result, you will be required to annually update your registration with a local law enforcement agency as long as you work, live, or attend school in California. Registration is also required every time you change your name, address, or your employment. It is important to remember that failure to register as a sex offender for child molestation in Ventura may lead to additional jail time.

In addition, personal information such as your name, address, and photograph are released to the public through a sex offender website run by the Department of Justice. Having your personal information on this website will make it difficult for you to find a place to live and work.

Reduced Sentencing

Although the sentencing and punishment for a child molestation offense can be very harsh, an established criminal defense law firm like Wallin & Klarich may be able to help you obtain a reduced sentence. Instead of a lengthy jail sentence, the court may:

• Place you on probation;
• Place you on probation and order you to complete community service or a work release program; or
• Place you on probation and assign you a probation officer.

By using the defenses that apply best to your case, we may be able to get your charges dismissed. This would prevent a lengthy jail sentence.

Finding an Experienced Child Molestation Defense Attorney in Ventura

If you are confronted with accusations of child molestation in Ventura, the first step you must take is to contact an experienced Child Molestation criminal defense attorney who is familiar with defending child molestation cases. With offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Victorville, West Covina, Torrance, and Sherman Oaks, Wallin & Klarich has successfully defended child molestation cases for over 30 years. We will make sure that you receive the best possible outcome in your case.

Call us today at (877) 466-5245 or submit our intake form online. We will get through this together.

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