One of the most serious penalties from a sex crimes conviction is the Penal Code Section 290 requirement to register as sex offender. For many, registration proves to be a more substantial burden than the case which triggered the requirement to register or even the resulting time spent in jail or prison for the offense. This is because sex offender registration can impact every area of one's life and can last a lifetime. Registration can severely limit where a person will live, work, go to school, enjoy recreational activities, and even the manner in which one interacts with their own family and friends. And, to the surprise of many, even children in the juvenile delinquency system may be required to register as a sex offender.
Anyone facing the potential conviction of a sex crime requiring registration, needs immediate counsel from an experienced, compassion, skilled sex crimes attorney to fight against this devastating penalty.
Up until recently, lifetime registration was mandated for certain sex crimes. However, with the passage of SB 384, the legislature has established a tiered system with new requirements for persons required to register pursuant to Penal Code Section 290. Beginning January 1, 2021, persons required to register will now be subject to registration for a period of 10 years, 20 years, or a lifetime.
For those persons currently required to register it is imperative they consult an experienced sex crimes attorney regarding potential for relief. For those persons suffering a registerable conviction after the January 1, 2012 effect date, it is vital they have the experience of a sex crimes attorney to ensure they understand the sex offender registration requirements.
At LOPAS LAW our attorney's have defended hundreds of sex crimes cases and successfully saved numerous clients from lifetime 290 registration. If you or someone you know is facing the consequence of registration, hoping to reduce the number of years required to register, or facing a criminal charge or violation of probation/parole for failure to register, we can help! Do not let the consequences of PC 290 go unchecked. Call us today.
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