Last month, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department conducted a series of “compliance checks” – something that people convicted of sex crimes are very familiar with. Periodically, the Sheriff’s Department visits registered sex offenders to ensure that they’re in compliance with the registration requirements.
The compliance checks continue. No matter how compliant you are, the compliance checks continue. Year after year after year, the compliance checks will go on. That’s standard procedure for registered sex offenders.
Sex offender registration isn’t as simple as reporting your residence. If you have multiple residences, you need to report all of them. If you have no residence, you must report your location each time you move on. Your sex offender registration includes your name, your photo, your physical description, aliases and information about your conviction(s). It might also include your specific physical address or your ZIP code, depending upon the offense.
Depending upon your conviction, you may need to update your registration every 90 days. In addition to reporting your residence, you need to report your workplace and may also need to provide online account and username information. If you change your name, you need to report that, too.
Some offenders can obtain relief from lifetime registration, but that depends upon your specific circumstances.
Ventura sex crimes lawyer
The seemingly endless compliance checks and other registration requirements also explain why you need an experienced sex crimes lawyer when you’re facing charges for a sexual offense. Robert Helfend takes sex crimes defense cases in Ventura County as well as throughout Southern California.
He does not judge his clients based on how they’re charged. He also works aggressively to defend them and potentially prevent the grief of lifetime sex offender registration.
Don’t risk your life and freedom on an inexperienced lawyer. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County sex crimes case.
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