If you are convicted of a sex crime in the State of California, you will likely be required to register as a sex offender. This consequence alone can have a serious effect on your future and on your ability to move forward with your life.
Consequences of Sex Offender Registry
Also known as Megan’s Law, the California Sex Offender Registry Act requires those individuals convicted of certain sex crimes to register as sex offenders with their local law enforcement agency.
Most registered sex offenders must update their information annually, although some must do so more often- depending on their housing status and the nature of their crime. The Sex Offender Tracking Program monitors the updates and notes on the listing when offenders have missed a required update.
Not every offender’s information appears on the website. Again, the nature of the offender’s crime determines this. By allowing this public access to names, addresses and pictures of registered sex offenders, offenders on the registry are likely to encounter societal prejudice that could make it difficult to obtain housing or employment. Furthermore, those individuals required to register as sex offenders will not be awarded custody or unsupervised visitation regarding their minor children.
Contact Our Oakland Sex Crimes Lawyers
If you have been arrested and accused of a sex crime in the East Bay Area, you need to speak to an experienced defense team. At the Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed, our Oakland sex crime lawyer is ready to help protect your reputation and your future.