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Failure to Register in Los Angeles

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

California Penal Code Sections 290 - 290.023 are the sex offender registration laws that require a person convicted of certain offenses to register with the local police department. After receiving a conviction for child molestation, rape, or child pornography, the law requires that within 5 working days of being released from jail or prison, an individual must register as a sex offender. At the time of registration, offenders must provide their address, full name, the address of their job, and the type of car they drive. Los Angeles sex offender registration is usually a lifelong commitment. Following the initial registration, anytime a registered sex offender moves, changes jobs, has a birthday, or changes his/her name, they must re-register within days of the event.

Failure to register as a sex offender in California is a separate and additional criminal offense to the underlying crime. If you are under investigation or have been charged with failure to register as a sex offender, you need to consult with a Los Angeles sex crime defense attorney as soon as possible. An experienced criminal defense attorney may help someone accused of this crime to avoid the serious penalties and long-term consequences associated with a conviction. As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, Robert M. Bernstein has seen the effects a failure to register conviction can have on a person.

If you are under investigation for failure to register, schedule your case consultation now!

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Los Angeles County

The crime of failure to register or re-register as a sex offender may be either a misdemeanor or a felony offense based on the nature of the original conviction. If the original crime one was convicted for was a felony offense, the failure to register or re-register as a sex offender may be a felony offense as well.

If the original conviction was for a misdemeanor, the failure to register or re-register may be charged as a misdemeanor. A second charge of failure to register may be charged as a felony regardless of the classification of the original crime. A felony charge for a failure to register as a sex offender may carry enhanced penalties if the original conviction was a strike under California's three-strike law. If an individual already has two strikes on their record, the failure to register may be charged as a third strike, meaning the accused will face life in prison.

Your defense lawyer can help you avoid a felony charge for a failure to register or re-register as a sex offender by working with law enforcement agents and the prosecution. There may have been a valid reason for the failure, or you may have been falsely accused of failing to register. Whatever the particular situation, by consulting a Los Angeles sex crimes attorney, you can find out how you can fight these accusations or charges.

Los Angeles Sex Crime Defense Lawyer

The Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein are located in Beverly Hills, California, and sex crime defense lawyer Robert M. Bernstein represents clients accused of the failure to register as a sex offender throughout Los Angeles and the state of California. We offer a free consultation to discuss your charges and see how we can help.

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Look Through Some of Our Recent Case Results
  • Case Dismissed Our Client was Facing 3 Years in Prison for Statutory Rape with Bodily Injury (pregnancy) Case Dismissed.
  • No Charges Filed Our Client was Facing 6 Years in Prison for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender. No Charges Filed.
  • Not Guilty at Trial Our Client was Facing up to 11 Years in Prison for Date Rape / False Imprisonment. Not Guilty at Trial.
  • Case Dismissed Our Client was Facing up to 16 Years in Prison for Child Molestation. Case Dismissed.
  • Reduced to a Misdemeanor Our Client was Facing up to 4 Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography. Reduced to a Misdemeanor.
  • Reduced to a Misdemeanor Our Client was Facing up to 4 Years in Prison for Sexual Battery. Reduced to a Misdemeanor.
  • Reduced to Disturbing the Peace Our Client was Facing up to 6 Months in LA County Jail for Solicitation of Prostitution. Reduced to Disturbing the Peace.
  • Not Guilty at Trial Our Client was Facing up to a Year in Jail for Lewd Conduct. Not Guilty at Trial.

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