A criminal conviction for a sexual offense in California can carry punishments including incarceration, fines, and probation. In addition to the aforementioned punishments, a sex crime conviction may also result in lifetime registration as a sex offender.
A number of these crimes requiring lifetime registrations are misdemeanors, misdemeanors that may be alleged with surprisingly minimal acts.
California Penal Code Section 290 lists the various convictions that will require lifetime registration. Although it may be surprising how many violations are listed, what may be more surprising is what violations do not require registration. Furthermore, California law does not require registrations for some violations that involve sexual acts.
An experienced, aggressive criminal defense lawyer can often negotiate a deal with the prosecutor for a crime the will not require lifetime registration as a sex offender.
Hiring an experienced criminal defense law firm is the best way to ensure you have the best opportunity to avoid lifetime registration. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been helping people 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 for more information.