January 9, 2024 By WK Law

How You Can Remove Your Name From The Sex Offender Registry

Being on the sex offender registry in California can have serious consequences for a person’s life. But is there a way to remove your name from the registry? Let’s explore this topic further.

The short answer is yes, it is possible to be removed from the sex offender registry in California. However, it is not an easy process and requires the assistance of a skilled defense attorney.

California has strict laws when it comes to sex offenses and being on the registry, but they also have options for relief for those who qualify. The first step in removing your name from the registry is determining if you are eligible for relief. Read on to find out the steps to remove your name.

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Penal Code 290.46 – Megan’s Law

Under Megan’s Law, which is outlined in California Penal Code Section 290.46, the California Department of Justice is mandated to maintain an online platform that discloses information about registered sex offenders in California. This website provides public access to various details about individuals who are registered as sex offenders, including their names, residential addresses, the specific sex crime they were convicted of, and any identifiable physical characteristics.

In certain circumstances, the legal team at Wallin & Klarich can assist you in applying to have your name excluded from the Megan’s Law website through the California Department of Justice. You may be eligible for exclusion under Penal Code 290.46(e)(1) if you have been convicted of:

  • Felony sexual battery pursuant to Penal Code 243.4
  • Misdemeanor offense of annoying or molesting a child as outlined in Penal Code 647.6
  • Felony violation of possessing, distributing, or producing child pornography under Penal Code 311.1, 311.2, 311.3, 311.4, 311.10, or 311.11. In this scenario, you must submit a copy of a probation report filed in court to the Department of Justice, which confirms that all involved victims were at least 16 years of age or older at the time of the offense.
  • Offense for which you have successfully completed probation or are currently on probation, provided that you submit a certified copy of a probation report, pre-sentencing report, report prepared under Penal Code 288.1, or any other official court document that clearly indicates your relationship to the victim as their parent, stepparent, sibling, or grandparent, and that no oral copulation or penetration occurred during the sexual offense.

Ways to Get Your Name Removed

One option is through a certificate of rehabilitation, which is a court process that can lead to an individual’s criminal record being expunged and their name being removed from the registry. However, this process can take several years to complete and there are specific requirements that must be met.

Another option is through a governor’s pardon, which can also result in removal from the registry. This requires an individual to submit an application and go through a thorough review process by the California Board of Parole Hearings. A governor’s pardon is a rare occurrence, but it is possible if the individual can show evidence of rehabilitation and good conduct.

It is important to note that being removed from the sex offender registry does not automatically expunge or seal an individual’s criminal record. This would have to be done separately through other legal processes.

In conclusion, while it is possible to have your name removed from the sex offender registry in California, it is a complex and difficult process. It is highly recommended to seek the guidance of a skilled defense attorney who can help you navigate the legal system and increase your chances of success. Remember, every case is unique and the outcome will depend on individual circumstances. But don’t lose hope, with determination and proper legal representation, it is possible to have your name removed from the registry and move on with your life.  So if you or someone you know is in this situation, don’t hesitate to reach out to a defense attorney who can provide you with the best legal advice and support. Our attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have the experience you need. We offer exceptional service, experience, and affordable payment options to help you manage the cost of hiring a defense attorney. Call our office today for a free consultation!

Contact Wallin & Klarich Today 

If you are looking to get your name off the sex offender registry in California, you need an aggressive defense attorney to fight for your freedom. With 40+ years of experience, our attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have helped thousands of clients win their cases or get their charges reduced to a lesser degree. We know the most effective defenses to argue on your behalf, and we will do everything in our power to help you achieve the best possible result in your case. 

You may not be aware of all your options. Calling our office costs you nothing, but picking up the phone could be the difference between years in prison and years of freedom. Let our skilled attorneys examine your case to find the best way to avoid prison.Discover how our team can assist you. Contact us today, toll-free at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 for a free consultation with a skilled defense attorney.

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