Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

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Failure to register as a convicted sex offender is punishable by up to three years in state prison. Many individuals convicted of sex crimes decades ago before registration was required are now finding themselves facing this charge.

Our legal team at The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC thoroughly understands the registration procedure and is fully prepared to assist you. Whatever you do, consult a San Diego criminal lawyer who is experienced in fighting a failure to register criminal charge, whether a misdemeanor or a felony.

Sex Offender Registration Laws in California

California Penal Code Section 290 requires a convicted sex offender to register annually with a police agency or the county Sheriff's Dept. and to re-register after moving. The obligation to register annually is lifelong. In some cases a person can be relieved of the requirement, but this option is not available for every offense.

Failure to register may be considered a "third strike" if there are two prior "strike" convictions. The penalty for a "third strike" is 25 years in prison. An experienced sex crime defense lawyer can investigate your case in order to locate facts to present to the court which would support a decision to drop your charges. You have a right to an effective defense.

Call The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC for Help

Our San Diego criminal defense attorney understands that very often a failure to register is merely due to a misunderstanding, an oversight or confusion on what to do. Our firm has extensive experience with registration complications and in defending clients accused of all manner of sex crimes. Meet with a knowledgeable sex crime attorney at our firm for an in-depth discussion of your situation. We can immediately begin to construct a strong defense strategy.

Call The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC to talk about the charge you are facing and your legal options during a free consultation. Your rights need to be protected.