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Donte Wyatt can walk you through every step of Sex Offender Registration
Under California law persons convicted of certain sex related crimes can be required to register for life as a sex
offender pursuant to Penal Code section 290. These crimes can range from lesser offenses such as sexual battery in
violation of Penal Code 243.4 and indecent exposure in violation of Penal Code section 314 to forcible rape.
If a person is charged with a crime that can lead to lifetime registration it is essential that they contact and
retain an experience San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney as soon as possible. This is important because these types
of charges can have life altering effects and expose the person to further prosecution if they ever fail to
register pursuant to Penal Code section 290. An experienced criminal defense attorney can make sure that your
rights and interest are protected during the investigation and defend you against these serious charges if a formal
criminal complaint is filed against you. If the person is charged with a misdemeanor the lifetime registration may
be at the discretion of the court and an experienced criminal defense attorney will know how to file motions to
attempt to persuade the court to utilize their discretion in your favor. If the registration is mandatory the
experienced criminal defense attorney can try to negotiate the case to resolve the case for a charge that does not
require registration or the San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney can bring motions to dismiss charges or help you
seek an acquittal at trial.
If a person is required to register pursuant to Penal Code section 290 an experienced criminal defense attorney can
help you defend against and mitigate these additional charges. The San Diego Superior Court takes failure to
register cases very serious, therefore you should as well.
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney Donte T. Wyatt has experience handling the charges that can result in life time
registration and charges related to the failure to register. Criminal Attorney Wyatt will defend your rights and
protect your interest if you or a loved one is accused of a crime related to the requirement to register as a sex
offender or would require you to register as a sex offender.
Penal Code section 290
(a)Sections 290 to 290.023, inclusive, shall be known and may be cited as the Sex Offender Registration Act. All
references to "the Act" in those sections are to the Sex Offender Registration Act.
(b)Every person described in subdivision (c), for the rest of his or her life while residing in California, or
while attending school or working in California, as described in Sections 290.002 and 290.01, shall be required to
register with the chief of police of the city in which he or she is residing, or the sheriff of the county if he or
she is residing in an unincorporated area or city that has no police department, and, additionally, with the chief
of police of a campus of the University of California, the California State University, or community college if he
or she is residing upon the campus or in any of its facilities, within five working days of coming into, or
changing his or her residence within, any city, county, or city and county, or campus in which he or she
temporarily resides, and shall be required to register thereafter in accordance with the Act.
(c)The following persons shall be required to register:
Any person who, since July 1, 1944, has been or is hereafter convicted in any court in this state or in any federal
or military court of a violation of Section 187 committed in the perpetration, or an attempt to perpetrate, rape or
any act punishable under Section 286, 288, 288a, or 289, Section 207 or 209 committed with intent to violate
Section 261, 286, 288, 288a, or 289, Section 220, except assault to commit mayhem, Section 243.4, paragraph (1),
(2), (3), (4), or (6) of subdivision (a) of Section 261, paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 262 involving
the use of force or violence for which the person is sentenced to the state prison, Section 264.1, 266, or 266c,
subdivision (b) of Section 266h, subdivision (b) of Section 266i, Section 266j, 267, 269, 285, 286, 288, 288a,
288.3, 288.4, 288.5, 288.7, 289, or 311.1, subdivision (b), (c), or (d) of Section 311.2, Section 311.3, 311.4,
311.10, 311.11, or 647.6, former Section 647a, subdivision (c) of Section 653f, subdivision 1 or 2 of Section 314,
any offense involving lewd or lascivious conduct under Section 272, or any felony violation of Section 288.2; any
statutory predecessor that includes all elements of one of the above-mentioned offenses; or any person who since
that date has been or is hereafter convicted of the attempt or conspiracy to commit any of the above-mentioned
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