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    Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

    If you have been convicted of a sex crime in California, you are required to register yourself as a sex offender even after completing your sentence. Not only Californian laws around the sex offenses are harsh, but failing to register as a sex offender can cause severe problems in life and can lead to further legal punishments. Sex offenders are required to register with local police or county sheriff for a specific period of for lifetime depending on their conviction. As long as the offender is living in California in any incorporated or unincorporated area of the state, he or she must list himself and fail to meet this requirement can result in a criminal conviction under penal code clause 290 also known as Megan’s law.

    According to the PC 290, anyone who is convicted of a sex crime in California and fails to register or renew registry every year with local police or sheriff’s office is guilty of a failure to register as sex offender and is punishable by law. The prosecutor can prove the charges of ‘failing to register as sex offender’ by establishing the following elements with evidence,

    1. The person is convicted of a sex crime in California which required you to register as sex offender.
    2. The person is residing in California
    3. The person knew the duty to register as sex offender.
    4. The person willingly failed to register as a sex offender or failed to renew it within (05) working days of its birthday.

    For example, you were convicted of molesting a minor five years back. You move to a new neighborhood within California where no one knows of your conviction. You want to put an end to this chapter of your life, and you did not register in your new area, you can be convicted under PC 290.

    At David S. Chesley’s law office, we advise all our clients and potential clients for early intervention of defense counsel. If you have not contacted us at the sex crime trial, we advise you to seek our help at the earliest now. We understand that registering as sex offenders cause serious complications in your life and take a toll on your life. You can be viewed as a pedophile or a rapist by others in your community. It is also taxing to renew registration every year and to register every time you move. We are a team of defense lawyers with over 50 years of court experience; we can fight against the charges of failing to register as sex offender. By investigating reasons for nor registering and convincingly explaining your circumstances in the court, we can make a difference to your case outcomes.


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    Soliciting or engaging in lewd acts in public place or a place in public view is a crime in California and the deviants are dealt harshly with punishments including jail time and monetary fines.

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    Child molestation laws are one of the strictest criminal laws in California and carry prison sentences for convicts.

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    Sex Offender

    If you have been convicted of a sex crime in California, you are required to register yourself as a sex offender even after completing your sentence.

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    California Penal laws distinguish between the simple battery and sexual battery and have more severe punishments for the persons charged with sexual battery.

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    • Multiple defendants each facing 7 years charged with smuggling prescription drugs into California from Mexico our client was the only defendant who received NO JAIL TIME!

    • Client facing 5 years for possession of deadly weapon we negotiated a plea for NO JAIL TIME!

    • Client facing 3 life terms for multiple felony counts of Child Molestation and Sodomy with child we proved the charges were fabricated by victims mother DISMISSAL of all charges at preliminary hearing!

    • Strike case: Client charged with possession of methamphetamine facing 25 years we filed a Romero Motion which was granted case REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR!

    • Client’s estranged girlfriend alleged Client broke into her room and choked her facing 14 years in State Prison we won at trial JURY ACQUITTAL.

    • Police allegedly discovered 3 bags of marijuana in client’s glove box faced 6 years we filed a 1538.5 motion to suppress resulting in DISMISSAL of all charges!

    • Client allegedly sold rock cocaine to undercover officer faced 10 years following our argument client received NO JAIL TIME!

    • Client facing 15 years for Armed Robbery we proved misidentification Judge DISMISSED the case!

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