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Sex Offender Registration is a system in place in a number of jurisdictions designed to allow government authorities to keep track of the residence and activities of sex offenders, including those who have completed their criminal sentences. In some jurisdictions Sex Offender Registration information is made available to the general public through a website or other means of information system. In many jurisdictions registered sex offenders are subject to additional restrictions, including housing and employment options. Sex offenders on parole or probation may be subject to restrictions that do not apply to other parolees or probationers. Some of the sex offender restrictions include being in the presence of minors, the proximity one may live to a school of day care center, or the ownership of toys or other items of interest to minors.
Most Sex offenders are required to register for the rest of their lives and are listed in the sex offender registration. Sex offender registration has devastating consequences both legally and socially. Under California Penal Code 290 an individual convicted of any sex crime is required to register with their local police on their birthday every year for the rest of their life and every time they move to a new city. If a sex offender fails to register or verify his/her registration in person, the first offense is a misdemeanor, with a maximum penalty of one year in jail. All subsequent offenses are Class D Felonies, which carry more serious penalties depending on prior criminal history.
If you facing criminal charges for failure to register under the sex offender registration you need a criminal defense lawyer. Having a criminal lawyer can help you avoid criminal penalties for your mistake. If you have been wrongful charged with a violation of sex offender registration an experience criminal defense lawyer can appeal the conviction.
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