When Do You Have to Register as a Sex Offender after Release from Custody?
If you are convicted of a sex crime, you may face time in jail or prison. As part of your sentence, you will likely have to register as a sex offender once you are released from custody under California Penal Code Section 290. So, how do you register as a sex offender and how soon after being released from custody must you register? Let our skilled sex crimes lawyers explain the facts about sex offender registration.
Duty to Register as a Sex Offender
If you are required to register as a sex offender as part of your sentence, you must do so within five business days of your release from custody.
To register, you must go to the local law enforcement station in the area where you live. If you do not live in the jurisdiction in which you were convicted, you must also register there. You are also required to register with college or university police if you enroll in school after your conviction.
It is also important to note that you must register every year within five days of your birthday. Sex offenders also must re-register within five days of changing their name, residence, place of employment or student status. If you decide to move to a new jurisdiction, you must inform your current jurisdiction at least five days before you move.
Ending Your Requirement to Register as a Sex Offender
You may be eligible to legally end your requirement to register as a sex offender by obtaining a Certificate of Rehabilitation or Governor’s Pardon. Not all sex offender registrants are eligible to apply for these forms of post-conviction relief.
Whether these options are available to you and whether they will help you stop sex offender registration will depend on numerous factors, including the specific crime you were convicted of, when your crime took place and whether the offense was a misdemeanor or a felony matter.
Our skilled sex crimes defense lawyers at Wallin & Klarich have been helping clients obtain post-conviction relief for more than 35 years. Our law firm can review the facts of your case and determine what options for ending your obligation to register as a sex offender are available to you.
Speak to a Sex Crimes Attorney at Wallin & Klarich Today
Do not let the devastating punishment of having to register as a sex offender affect you for the rest of your life. Contact our skilled and knowledgeable sex crimes attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today. For more than 35 years, our law firm has been helping clients end their requirement to register as a sex offender. Let us help you now.
With offices in Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville, West Covina, Torrance, Los Angeles and San Diego, you can find an experienced Wallin & Klarich sex crimes attorney available near you no matter where you are located.
Call our office today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation. We will be there when you call.