Being convicted or even accused of a sex crime may have a devastating effect on your life. There is a stigma attached to anyone accused and many times innocent people are convicted. Aside from the harsh penalties associated with a conviction, in California, people accused of sex crimes may have to register on a public database.
According to the State of California Department of Justice website1:
By law, persons convicted of specified sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders with a local law enforcement agency. Prior to release from prison, jail, a mental hospital, or on probation, sex offenders are notified in writing of their duty to register, and a copy of the notification form is forwarded to DOJ. When a sex offender is released into the community, the agency forwards the registration information to DOJ.
Registered sex offenders are required to update their information annually, within five working days of their birthday. Some sex offenders must update more often: transients must update every 30 days, and sexually violent predators, every 90 days. The Sex Offender Tracking Program keeps track of the next required update, and if a registered sex offender is in violation of the update requirements, the Internet web site will show the registrant as being in violation.
Having to register as a sexual offender and being constantly monitored is extremely humiliating. The key is to act quickly. As mentioned above, even an accusation of a sex crime can have a devastating effect. Anyone charged with a sex crime needs an experienced lawyer to defend them and help prevent harmful accusations from leaving permanent damage.
Types of Sex Crimes
At Koohanim Law Firm, we defend a variety of sex-related criminal charges, including:
- Sexual assault
- Child sex abuse or pornography
- Internet sex crimes
Our Firm Will Help Defend Your Rights
Equipped with years of criminal defense experience, a deep understanding of the judicial system and the penal code, and a proven track record, Koohanim Law Firm will craft the most effective defense to protect your rights. If you have been charged with a sex crime, it is imperative that you act fast. Contact us today and our criminal defense attorneys will help you throughout the process.