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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.

What is California Penal Code §290?

CA Penal Code §290, als0 known as the Sex Offender Registration Act, is the California statute that makes it a crimes for sex offenders to fail to register with their local authorities. California law requires that sex offender register every year within five business days of their birthday and every time they change addresses.

If they fail to register, they will be charged with a misdemeanor if the sex offense they were convicted of was a misdemeanor or a felony if the sex offense they were convicted of was a felony. If you are facing misdemeanor charges than you could see up to one year in jail and a felony conviction can lead up to three years in jail or prison.

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.

Types of Sex Offenses

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

What are the Penalties for Sex Crimes?

Cases involving sex crimes can lead to severe consequences and even the accusation alone can end up ruining your reputation. If you are convicted, you may face many years in prison and having to put yourself on the sex offender registry.

Sex Offenders in Salinas, CA

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 sex crime defense lawyer may be able to help, contact us at (831) 273-3152 and schedule a free case evaluation right away.

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