If you are currently registering as a sex offender in the state of California, there is hope that it will not be for life. California Penal Code Section 290 mandates certain criminal offenders be required to register as a sex offender for life. While that is true, there are legal solutions available that can stop the registration.
Wallin and Klarich have helped many people fight the registration requirement often due to the length of time from the conviction. Recent legislation has required certain sex offenders to be posted on the Internet for all to see. This can ruin one’s reputation as well as destroy a family. Our firm has been successful in preventing disclosure on the Internet as well stop 290 registration completely. The legal vehicle used is either a Certificate of Rehabilitation or seeking a Governor’s Pardon. In certain cases, a Certificate of Rehabilitation (4852.01 of the California Penal Code) will stop registration as a sex offender. Under all situations, a Governor’s Pardon will stop registration as a sex offender.
In most cases, there is a 5 to 10 years waiting period from the date of conviction to seek these remedies to stop registering. There are also certain legal requirements. Please contact my office at 714-730-5300 and see if we can help you in your particular situation. All of these cases are handled by me personally.
Stephen Klarich Partner Wallin and Klarich