The answer is unfortunately: No. Even as a misdemeanor, you still have to comply with Penal Code Section 290 which requires you to register as a sex offender 5 days before or 5 days after your birthday for the rest of this person's life. The only other realistic way is to get a gubernetorial pardon (unlikely to happen with this charge). Additionally, a PC 288 is not supposed to be allowed to be expunged by the court. Sometimes the court clerk will do it do to oversight, but technically it is...