A number of different defenses can be raised in sex crimes cases. Whether any of these defenses will be applicable to your case will depend on the underlying nature of the charges. Some of the most common defenses raised in sex crimes cases are:
It was enacted in 1996 Penal Code § 290.46. It mandates the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) to notify the public about specified registered sex offenders. Megan’s Law also authorizes local law enforcement agencies to notify the public about sex offender registrants found to be posing a risk to public safety.
It is important to know that California has a very strict sex offender registration requirements.
Under Megan's Law, a person who was convicted of a sex crime will be required to add their name and address to a national sex offender registry.
In addition, they will be required to notify law enforcement when changing addresses. As of 2021, California will have a tiered system for sex offender registration.
While some convictions mandate lifetime registration, with others, you may eventually be able to apply to get your name off the list.
When someone is accused of committing a sex-based criminal offense, it is one of the worst days of their life.
Not only do sex offenses subject a defendant to serious criminal penalties, but just the accusation carries a lot of negative stigmas.
If you are being investigated or have been arrested for a sex crime, you need professional legal representation. You must hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
At the Law Officed of William R. Burgener, APC we provide compassionate representation to our clients. Our law firm is committed to protecting the rights of the accused. We have a strong record of exonerating clients and getting false charges dismissed.