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Mandatory sex offender registration is a part of almost any sex crime conviction. Under California Penal Code Section 290 “Sex Offender Registration Act” individuals who have been convicted of particular sex crime offenses will be required to register with local law enforcement within 5 business days of coming into the particular area where he or she will reside. The offender will have to register at other intervals as well, and Section 290 lists all of these in detail. The act also applies to out of state residents who are going to reside or work in California for more than 14 days.
According to Penal Code Section 290:
A defendant may face mandatory sex offender registration under California Penal Code 290 for any of a number of offenses, and this includes statutory rape, indecent exposure, sodomy of a minor, sex with a minor, oral copulation with a minor, child molestation, lewd conduct, lewd conduct with a minor, child pornography, and similar offenses.
A Los Angeles sex crimes attorney at our firm can review your particular situation and help determine whether sex offender registration may be a part of the potential penalties that you will face if convicted.
At our firm, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the aggressive representation they need in order to avoid sex offender registration in the first place. However, if you have already been convicted and have been accused of a failure to register or re-register, we can still help. By consulting a defense lawyer at our firm, we can help you understand your legal rights and options in order to benefit the outcome of your legal matter.