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Challenging sex offender registration – what can be done?

The punishment for sex offenses can be quite harsh.  The biggest consequence is the lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender under Penal Code section 290.  Recent case law has made some changes to that requirement, however. Recently, I was asked whether an online police sting operation that didn’t involve a true “victim” would […]

Rape and Child Molest allegations – Orange County Defense Attorney

Even just being accused of any sex offense – child molestation, rape, indecent exposure or lewd acts – can be devastating.  Just the mere allegation alone, even if completely unfounded, can have a tremendous impact on you.  Police investigation, search warrants, and a possible arrest are all real threats. If convicted of most sex-related crimes, […]

Sex crimes defense – allegations of molestation

A recent case [People v. Graff (2009) __ Cal.App.4th__ ] reversed the convictions of a man accused of multiple counts of lewd acts with a child (Penal Code section 288 – also known as child molestation).  The court found that the prosecution argued for a conviction based on conduct that was not proven at the […]

Sex crime defense – Orange County and Southern California

Being accused of any sex offense – child molestation, rape, indecent exposure or lewd acts – can be devastating.  Just the mere allegation alone, even if completely unfounded, can have a tremendous impact on you.  Police investigation, search warrants, and a possible arrest are all real threats. If convicted of most sex-related crimes, you will […]

If I am charged with a sexual offense, will I have to register as a sex offender?

You do not have to register if you are arrested, only if you are convicted – and then, only if you are convicted of a crime that requires registration.  That registration is a lifetime requirement and becomes part of a public database, so even though you are not required to register for an arrest, you […]