California Sex Offender Registration Attorney
Fresno Sex Offender Laws
Under the Sex Offender Registration Act, if you have been convicted of
a sex crime it is required to register with the police and/or the county
where they live. Additionally, “Megan’s Law” allows
law enforcement and certain members of the public to identify sexual offenders
living near them.
Since sex offender registration can sometimes be permanent, registered
sex offenders are oftentimes forced to undergo extreme social scrutiny
and endure restrictive limitations on where they can live and work for
the rest of their lives.
If you are facing sex offender registration in connection with an alleged
sex crime, or if you have been charged with failing to register, contact the aggressive
Fresno sex crime lawyers at Wapner Jones, PC today. Our hard-hitting advocates
have more than 58 years of combined criminal defense experience and can
provide the powerhouse advocacy you need to maximize your chances of securing
a favorable outcome for your situation.
Our numerous awards and accomplishments speak for themselves:
- The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 listing
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Our team of powerful advocates are standing by. Call (559) 257-4707 today
to discuss your case.
What Happens if I Fail to Register
as a Sex Offender?
Registration as a sex offender has to be renewed every year within five
working days of your birthday. Likewise, registration also has to be renewed
any time you move to a new residence. Penalties for failure to register
under the Sex Offender Registration Act can be harsh. Knowingly and willfully
failing to register can result in fines and even jail time.
If the sex crime you were convicted of committing was a misdemeanor, failure
to register will also be a misdemeanor and carry a maximum jail sentence
of one year. If the conviction was for a felony, or if you have been convicted
of failure to register before, you will face felony charges with a potential
penalty of 16 months, 2 years, or 3 years in prison.
Our team of advocates are intimately familiar with the most effective strategies
and the most compelling arguments necessary to guard your rights and pursue
a reduction or dismissal of your failure to register charge. Depending
on the circumstances, we may be able to employ the following methods in
- You did not willfully fail to register
- Your attempt to register was lost or otherwise not received
- You were falsely accused of failing to register
With so much at stake, you cannot afford to leave anything to chance. At
Wapner Jones P.C., we have the skills, knowledge and professional experience
to guide you through the legal process from beginning to end. If you are
required to register as a sex offender, or if you have questions about
any other criminal charges, do not hesitate to contact us today.
Fill out our online contact form or call (559) 257-4707 to schedule a free consultation.