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Sex Offenses & P.C. 290 Violations

Guidance from an Experienced Salinas Criminal Defense Attorney

Did you know that if you are tried and convicted of a sex-related crime that you are required under California Penal Code, section 290, to spend the rest of your life as a registered sex offender? The restrictions of this code section can permanently hinder your life as you know it, which is why it is important that you contact the Law Offices of William V. Pernik as soon as you are charged or accused. Our firm is proud to have represented numerous clients facing serious criminal accusations and we have the experience necessary to protect you and your rights.

Following an arrest, contact the Law Offices of William V. Pernik and schedule a free case evaluation with our Salinas sex crimes attorney right away.

Sex Crimes & the Sex Offender Registry

There are numerous crimes that are considered sexual offenses in the state of California, and our office can help defend you against:

  • Lewd conduct, including lewd conduct with a minor
  • Rape and date rape
  • Sexual abuse or sexual battery
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Indecent exposure
  • Oral copulation by force
  • Statutory rape
  • Soliciting a prostitute and prostitution

Additionally, our office can work with you against violations of your sex offender registry. The sex offender registry, also known as P.C. 290, is a required registration to a public database for all convicted sex offenders. This database holds up-to-date information on you, including your address, name, age, height, distinctive markings and tattoos, your photo, and the crime that you were convicted of. Failure to update information is a violation that can lead to an arrest, incarceration, and additional legal restrictions.

How the Law Offices of William V. Pernik Can Help You

When you choose to work with a Salinas sex crime attorney from our office, we will take immediate action to defend you and your rights. Our lawyer will immediately begin to take note of your side of the story, interview any potential witnesses in the case, and draft a personalized defense that is unique to you. We are well known in the Monterey County court system, as well as in courts throughout the surrounding counties, and we are not afraid to defend you at trial. The Law Offices of William V. Pernik will keep you informed of all happenings throughout your case and always stand by you, offering sound legal advice and grounded counsel.

For more information on how our Salinas criminal defense lawyer may be able to help, call us at (831) 269-5353 and schedule a free case evaluation right away.

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