December 6, 2018 By Paul Wallin

not guilty

Facing the loss of a job he has had for 11 years and lifetime registration as a sex offender for a criminal charge under Penal Code Section 647.6(a), a client turned to Wallin & Klarich. At trial, he was found not guilty.

Our client was facing up to 364 days in county jail and fines of up to $5,000 in addition to lifetime registration as a sex offender for a misdemeanor child annoyance/child molestation charge.

Wallin & Klarich Partner Matthew Wallin successfully defended our client against these charges in Riverside County court.

Attorney Matthew WallinMr. Wallin researched the case extensively and attempted to negotiate a favorable plea bargain for our client with the district attorney.

“The assigned district attorney and her supervisor repeatedly refused to come off of PC 290 sex offender registration. They refused to consider a plea to simple battery to avoid any negative implications for my client,” Mr. Wallin said.

Due to the prosecution’s refusal to come to an agreeable plea bargain, Mr. Wallin took the case to trial.

At trial, prosecutors introduced strong evidence against our client. However, Mr. Wallin was able to convince the jury that our client’s actions did not meet all of the elements necessary to convict him under PC 647.6(a).

Case Summary

  • Client was charged with misdemeanor child molestation/child annoyance under PC 647.6(a)
  • Client faced up to 364 days in county jail and fines of up to $5,000, as well as lifetime registration as a sex offender and the loss of gainful employment
  • Attorney Matthew Wallin and the knowledgeable team of criminal defense lawyers at Wallin & Klarich represented our client
  • Wallin attempted to negotiate a favorable plea agreement, but the district attorney refused to offer a reasonable deal
  • Wallin’s aggressive defense convinced the jury to find our client not guilty of child molestation/child annoyance

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AUTHOR: Paul Wallin

Paul Wallin is one of the most highly respected attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Wallin a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin has been successfully representing clients for more than 30 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving assault and battery, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, theft, manslaughter, sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Wallin also helps clients with family law matters such as divorce and child custody.

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