What You Need To Know About Sex Offender Registration

Sex crimes such as rape and child molestation can have lifelong consequences. When you are convicted of a sex crime, you risk being placed on the sex offender registry for life — severely affecting you even after your sentence runs out.

It's no question that you need committed, trusted and proven criminal defense representation to ensure you receive a fair trial. Your very livelihood may be at stake. The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman is serious about defending those in Orange County accused of these crimes. If you are at risk of being placed on the sex offender registry, contact our office immediately to discuss your options.

What Is Megan's Law?

Megan's Law was created with the intent of protecting the public from those convicted of sex crimes, focusing specifically on the offenders of violent sex crimes such as rape, sexual battery, sexual penetration with a foreign object and sex crimes involving children.

After you are released from prison, you will need to register with the sex offender registry in your area. Your community will most likely be notified of your presence, and you will appear on a California website with information about why you are on the registry, along with your photo.

How Can You Keep Yourself Off The Sex Offender Registry?

Take swift action to consult in a lawyer as soon as possible. Our firm ensures you are treated fairly under the law, and will take every step to keep you off the registry when you don't deserve to be there.

While previous laws required you to be on the registry for life, new legislation also allows you to receive limited time on the registration. Depending on the severity of your sex crime, you may be listed in the registry for only 10 or 20 years. We fight tirelessly for the best possible outcome in your case, and can often secure you a shorter time on the registry.

An Attorney With Experience Is More Important Than Ever

Once you're on the registry, it's difficult to get off. When you're on it for life, you may never fully recover. At The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman, we understand that sometimes bad things happen to good people. And that should hardly affect you for the rest of your life.

You need an attorney with experience in these serious matters to give yourself the best chance at success. Call our firm at 866-287-6930 to schedule a free consultation. Flexible payment plans are available.