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Written by attorney Shaheen Francois Manshoory

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Los Angeles

Anyone can make a mistake, but when unfortunate circumstances result in violating California’s laws on registering as a sex offender, your life may be turned upside down. A conviction for failure to register as a sex offender may lead to jail time, hefty fines, and probation.

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California law requires lifelong registration for individuals convicted of certain sex crimes, including sexual battery, rape, sexual relations with a minor, possession of child pornography, and other offenses. Registration with appropriate city or county officials is mandatory, and must be renewed annually or when you relocate to a new address. Failure to do so, even one time, can lead to charges of failure to register as a sex offender.

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