Sex Offender Registration Act – What Should I Know about Megan’s Law

By: Wallin & Klarich

cantfitinIn California, persons convicted of specified sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders with local law enforcement agencies. Prior to release from jail, sex offenders are notified in writing of their duty to register, and law enforcement agencies are required to forward the registration information on each convicted sex offender to the Department of Justice. Megan’s Law web site provides the public with Internet access to detailed information on registered sex offenders released to local communities.

The web site provides access to information on more than 63,000 persons required to register in California as sex offenders. Specific home addresses are displayed on more than 33,500 offenders who live in California. As to these persons, the site displays the last registered address reported by the offender. An additional 30,500 offenders are included on the site with listing by ZIP Code, city, and county. There are some circumstances in which a person’s name can be removed from the Megan’s Law website. The exclusion may be warranted in the situations when a person was convicted of sexual battery, a felony violation of distributing child pornography, or a misdemeanor violation of enticing a minor for prostitution.

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If you are required to register as a sex offender under Penal Code 290, you should speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney right away to discuss your options. Your attorney may be able to help you be removed from the sex offender registry and end your requirement to register as a sex offender. At Wallin & Klarich, our skilled attorneys have over 30 years of experience successfully representing our clients. We can help you with your case today.

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