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Sex Offender Registration

In 1994, a 7-year old New Jersey girl named Megan Kanka was raped and murdered by a neighbor who had twice previously been convicted of sex crimes against young girls. In the aftermath, legislatures around the country have introduced laws that required convicted sex offenders to register with state and local law enforcement.

Charged with Rape or Sexual Assault?

A more recent development has been for the sex offender registries to be made publicly available through online databases with the goal of keeping people in the community safe from known sexual predators. California's sex offender registry has been accessible on a website maintained by the state Department of Justice since 2004.

State law lists out 169 separate offenses for which a conviction requires the perpetrator to register:

If convicted of a registerable offense, you will be required to update your registration on a yearly basis, though if you are classified as a sexually violent predator you will be required to register once every 90 days so that law enforcement can close track of you. California requires a sex offender to register for life. Due to this fact and the size of the state population, it has the largest number of registered sex offenders in the nation. There are currently 777 registered sex offenders in Long Beach alone.

Sex Offenders Subjected to Public Scrutiny

If required to register, you will end up with a detailed profile on the California Megan's Law website, including:

  • Recent photograph
  • Detailed physical description
  • Your name and any alias you might use
  • Your home address
  • Any tattoos or scars that might be used to identify you
  • Details about the crime for which you were convicted

Local law enforcement agencies may also actively notify the community of your presence. In addition to the requirements of Megan's Law, you may be subjected to the terms of Jessica's Law, which requires some sex offenders to wear a global positioning satellite (GPS) tracking device so law enforcement agencies can continually track their motions and monitor their whereabouts. When you are a facing charges that could require you to have to register as a sex offender, you need to make sure you have the best possible legal defense. You need to make sure you have West Coast Defense on your side. Call us now at (800) 922-6989 to schedule a no-cost legal consultation. Our firm has provided favorable results by developing effective legal strategies for our clients.

Some of Our Past Results
    • Misdemeanor hit and run Case Dismissed
    • Misdemeanor sexual battery Case Dismissed
    • Accused of Child Molestation CASE DISMISSED
    • Charged with Possession of a Firearm Felony Charge Dismissed
    • Charged with driving on a suspended license Misdemeanor dismissed, reduced to ticket
    • Arrested for Domestic Violence Case was dropped
    • Arrested for a Felony possession DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED
    • Charged with Multiple Felony Counts ALL FELONY COUNTS DISMISSED
    • Arrested for Felony Arson All felony charges DISMISSED
    • Fish and Game Violations Case Dismissed
    • Assault and battery Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Cruelty to a Child Inflicting Injury CASE DISMISSED
    • Possession of brass knuckles Case Dismissed
    • Accused of a Felony Criminal Threats Entire case was dropped
    • Charged with Giving False Information Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Reckless Driving DISMISSED
    • Fish and Game Violations Case Dismissed
    • Arrested for Domestic Violence CASE DISMISSED
    • Firearm in airport No criminal charges filed.
    • Charged with being drunk in public Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Criminal Threats Case Dismissed
    • Carrying a Concealed Knife Misdemeanors were dismissed.
    • Charged with Vandalism Case Dismissed
    • Hit and run collision No criminal charges filed.
    • Charged with Battery Case DISMISSED
    • Accused of sexual assault Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Petty Theft DISMISSED
    • Charged with driving under the influence of drugs Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Felony Domestic Violence with Great Bodily Injury No Charges Filed
    • Charged with White Collar Fraud Probation with home confinement.
    • Charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon ALL FELONY CHARGES WERE DISMISSED
    • Charged with Illegal Possession Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Felonious Crime Case Diverted, No Charges Filed.
    • Charged with possession of body armor Case Dismissed and no violation of probation
    • Charged with Being Drunk in Public Case DISMISSED.
    • Arrested for Violation of Probation ALL ALLEGATIONS WERE DROPPED
    • Charged with Criminal Threats Charged Reduced
    • Charged with Battery on a Child / Child Abuse Case Dismissed
    • Charged with two counts, misdemeanor assault Case Dismissed
    • Fish and game violations Case Dismissed
    • Charged with domestic violence Case Dismissed

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