Sex crimes can run the gamut from innocent mistakes to violent attacks. Not all sex crimes are created equal but most convictions will come with a stipulation that you register as a sex offender. Under Megan's Law, your personal information as well as specifics about your charges must be public record. Being a registered sex offender, according to California State Penal Code 290, means you must register as a sex offender for life. This means every time you move to a new area, you have to disclose personal information along with details of your conviction to area authorities, workplace supervisors and other concerned parties. Not registering is a serious offense in itself, so it is important you consult with a knowledgeable attorney on all the implications of being a registered sex offender. Even if your offense is dismissed, you may still have to continue to be a registered sex offender. If you are facing allegations of a sexual offense or think you may be ordered to register as a sex offender, consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to ensure you have exhausted all options and strategies. If you have been ordered to register as a sex offender, an attorney can inform you on all the ramifications associated with registering, to prevent you from violating the order. 290 registration can be complex and burdens you with a lifetime of responsibility. At the Law Offices of Christopher Martens, we can fight for you in court and help ensure your case has the best possible outcome.
Are you facing sex offender charges in the Visalia or Fresno area or have you been ordered to complete 290 registration as a result of a conviction? Contact criminal defense attorney Christopher Martens and his legal team to discuss your case scenario. Call attorney Christopher Martens at 559-967-7386 or email us at [email protected] for a free consultation today.