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Under California Penal Code Section 290, individuals convicted of certain sex offenses are required to register as a sex offender with local law enforcement agencies. The purpose of sex offender registration is to provide public safety and law enforcement with information about the location and activities of convicted sex offenders living within their communities.


The offenses that require sex offender registration in California include rape, sexual battery, child molestation, possession of child pornography, and certain other sexual offenses. Depending on the severity of the offense and other factors, sex offenders may be required to register for varying lengths of time, ranging from 10 years to life.


Failure to register as a sex offender in California is a serious offense and can result in additional criminal charges and penalties. If you are required to register as a sex offender or are facing charges related to sex offender registration, it is crucial to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side who can provide effective legal representation and protect your rights. 

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In California, sex crimes are taken very seriously and carry severe penalties, including lengthy prison sentences, significant fines, and registration as a sex offender. California law defines a variety of sex crimes, including:


1.    Penal Code 261 - Rape: This includes non-consensual sexual intercourse, including cases involving physical force or threats of harm.
2.    Penal Code 288 - Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child: This includes sexual contact with a child under the age of 18, including cases involving physical force or threats of harm.
3.    Penal Code 243.4 - Sexual Battery: This includes the intentional touching of another person's intimate body parts without consent.
4.    Penal Code 314 - Indecent Exposure: This includes the intentional exposure of one's genitals in a public place.
5.    Penal Code 311 - Child Pornography: This includes the creation, distribution, or possession of sexually explicit images involving minors.
6.    Penal Code 647(b) - Prostitution/Solicitation: This includes the exchange of sexual acts for money or other compensation.
7.    18 U.S.C. 1538 - Human Trafficking: This includes the recruitment, transportation, or harboring of individuals for the purpose of forced labor or sexual exploitation.

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Let the Law Office of Ari S. Lieberman help you.

If you are facing charges for a sex crime in California, it is crucial to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side who can provide effective legal representation and protect your rights. At the Law Office of Ari S. Lieberman, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle these complex cases and will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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