Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
Get Help from Our San Diego Defense Attorneys
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.