Sex Offender Registration for Non-California Court Convictions (Out-of-State Convictions) Penal Code 190.005

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Under California Penal Code Section 290.005, if you have been convicted in any other court, including any state, federal, or military court, of any offense that, if committed or attempted in this state, would have been punishable as one or more of the offenses described in Section 290, you must also register as a sex offender in California.

Non-California Court Convictions Requiring Sex Offender Registration in California?

A person required to register as a sex offender in another state due to an out-of-state conviction for a sex offense similar to one of the following offenses may not be required to register in California unless the out-of-state sex offense contains all of the elements of a registerable California offense in Section 290:

  • Unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor – PC 261.5;
  • Pimping – PC 266h;
  • Pandering – PC 266i;
  • Incest – PC 285;
  • Sodomy – PC 286; and
  • Indecent exposure – PC 314.

This means that sex offender registration is only required when the crime you were convicted of in another jurisdiction (other than California) corresponds in every aspect with one of the offenses listed above.

Speak to one of our experienced sex crime attorneys at Wallin & Klarich today for immediate help

If you believe that you are being illegally required to register as a sex offender in California for a non-California conviction, call Wallin & Klarich today. One of our attorneys may be able to get your duty to register removed. At Wallin & Klarich, our attorneys have over 40 years of experience successfully challenging sex offender registration requirements. With offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, West Covina, Victorville, Torrance, and Sherman Oaks, we have proven experience presenting successful claims in court that can get you off Megan’s Law.

Call us today at 1(877) 4-NO-JAIL (1-877-466-5245) for a free telephone consultation.

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