Sex Offender Registration
Call a Ventura Sex Crimes Attorney at 805-467-6542 For Defense
Sex offender registration is one of the most serious sentences. Although
a crime requiring registration may not have as long of a prison term as
other offenses, it has serious long-term consequences.With only a few
exceptions (discussed below) sex offenders must register for life. At
a minimum, sex offenders must register on an annual basis.
Other circumstances that require additional registration include:
- attendance at a California college
- employment at a college
Failure to register is a serious crime, but registering often results in
difficulty finding housing, employment, and social stigma.
Get a free
case evaluation by calling 805-467-6542 or submitting an online form!
Will I have to register as a sex offender?
A large number of offenses can result in sex offender registration.
There are two general types of offenses:
First, there are those requiring mandatory registration. These include Penal
Code section 261- rape, several section 288 offenses, section 288a- copulation
by force, and a number of others.
Second, there are offenses for which registration is “discretionary.”
Discretionary offenses include stalking, cyber-stalking and almost any
crime that the court finds is committed for sexual gratification or out
of sexual compulsion. These may even include crimes like arson or kidnapping.
An experienced attorney can help you avoid the devastating consequences
of registration. You can use your
free consultation to determine whether or not the offense you are charged with or convicted
of requires registration.
It is important to have an experienced Ventura
sex crimes attorney who can help you achieve the best results possible.
Call the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch today.