I was convicted of one misdemeanor count of 647.6, sentenced to 90 days jail (did 37), 12 months classes, various fines/restitution, and 36 months of probation. Nothing else was imposed at sentencing, and my sentencing report doesn't have any of the check boxes filled out other than the above. The box of 'imposition of sentence is suspended' was checked but not the 'with supervision by county probation officer (formal probation)'
My question is, aside from being obligated to actually register 290, is there anything as a sex offender on summary probation I have to do?
Why not speak to the attorney that defended you who would have all of the details of your sentencing?
It would not be prudent for an attorney here to give you advice based on a single paragraph posted on a website. If I said, "Your fine, nothing to worry about," based on your interpretation of the documents, and there is something that you are either not aware of, or misinterpreting, and you actually have to report, I would feel horrible when your probation is violated.
Your attorney can explain the details of your sentence.
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These are all great questions to ask the attorney who handled your case. Why should we do that attorney's work? Make sure you keep up with your registration requirements and stay away from kids!
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney--Former Prosecutor--20 years experience.
You are on informal probation for 3 years and must follow all the terms on your sentencing sheet. Since it is a misdemeanor, you don't have a probation officer, so it is up to you to register every year and comply with all terms, including counseling. Don't forget the "obey all laws" catchall condition; in other words, no arrests while on probation.
As other lawyers have pointed out, you should really be talking to the attorney who represented you in this case, instead of looking for answers from strangers on the Internet who don't know the specifics of your case.
You probably signed the terms of summary probation at your last court appearance. In addition to talking to your lawyer, you should also obtain a copy from the court. Read them carefully!
You should make sure you comply with all terms of probation. Because you were convicted of a misdemeanor sex offense, there is a process where you can terminate sex offender registration in seven years. First, you have to apply for a dismissal under Penal Code §1203.4. That doesn't relieve you of the obligation to register, but it is the first step toward a Certificate of Rehabilitation, which would.
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