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Failure To Register As A California Sex Offender

California Penal Code section 290 requires anyone convicted of a qualifying California sex crime (whether the conviction was obtained in California or in another state) to register with law enforcement as a sex offender. The offenses that can trigger the duty to register, include:  Rape (Cal. Pen. Code, § 261),  Sodomy (Cal. Pen. Code, § 286),  Oral copulation (Cal. Pen. Code, § 288a),  Sexual penetration (Cal. Pen. Code, § 289), …

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