Sex offenders have not only been the top stories of most local news broadcasts, but due to recent crimes in California, sex offenders are now a topic of interest in the White House.
The Adam Walsh Act was signed by President George W. Bush, and it promised to create a national registry of sex offenders to keep closer track of the most violent of them. However, due to lack of funds, the law was never carried out. When President Obama took office, he announced that he would make sure the Adam Walsh Child Protection And Safety Act was adequately funded.
Now, with officials taking a closer look at sex offender registration and making sure all sex offenders are registering, you should know that you may be eligible to seek relief from your requirement to register.
Can You Stop Registering as a Sex Offender under the Adam Walsh Act?
Having to register as a sex offender is a burden that will haunt you for the rest of your life. You will have to register every year, and you may be forced to obey certain restrictions, such as staying away from local parks and schools. Your name may be posted online for everyone to see. The negative stigma of being a sex offender could follow you around for the rest of your life.
However, our experienced law firm may be able to help you contest sex offender registration so that you can end your requirement to register.
If it has been 10 years since you were released from incarceration (or 10 years since your release on probation or parole) in the state of California, you may be eligible for a Certificate of Rehabilitation.
A Certificate of Rehabilitation is a court order declaring that a person convicted of a felony is now rehabilitated. Once granted, the applicant is no longer required to register as a sex offender in many case.
In addition to not having to register as a sex offender, a Certificate of Rehabilitation also serves as an official document to demonstrate that the person has been rehabilitated, which could enhance employment opportunities.
If you wish to seek a Certificate of Rehabilitation from the court, you should talk to a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney immediately. Your lawyer will help you determine if you are eligible to apply for a Certificate of Rehabilitation and prepare all the necessary paperwork to have your application granted.
Contact Our Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich Today
Given the complex nature of California’s sex offender registration requirements, a consultation with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney is essential if you wish to stop your requirement to register. At Wallin & Klarich, our skilled criminal defense lawyers have been successfully representing clients in post-conviction matters for more than 35 years. Our lawyers have helped many clients obtain Certificates of Rehabilitation to stop registration. We can help you now.
With offices in Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville, West Covina, Torrance, Los Angeles and San Diego, our skilled criminal lawyers are available to help you no matter where you work or live.
Contact our law firm today at (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation regarding your case. We will be there when you call.