Sex Crimes 101: Which Crimes Require Registration as a Sex Offender?
Sex crimes are a common offense throughout the state of California. The level of punishment for each crime depends on the severity of the crime, and the criminal history of the defendant. One of the most common consequences of committing a sex crime is having to register as a sex offender. Once people register as a sex offender, they are subject to several restrictions on where they can live, work, and level of privacy they are allowed. There are several types of sex crimes which may require registration as a sex offender including:
• Indecent Exposure: When an individual is accused of exposing themselves in public, whether they were asked to, or forcibly had someone watch, he/she will have to register as a sex offender. In California, people who are caught urinating in public, may also have to register as a sex offender, depending on the tenacity of the prosecution.
• Incest: Individuals who are blood-related or related by marriage are not supposed to have sex, even if it is consensual. People accused of sex crimes related to incest, will have to register as sex offenders.
• Sex Crimes Involving Children: Whether its child molestation, sexual assault, or child kidnapping, individuals accused of crimes related to children, and are found guilty, will have to register as a sex offender.
• Rape: In every state, a person accused and convicted of forcible rape is required to complete a sex offender registration. In some cases, people who are convicted of statutory rape, having sexual relations with a person below the age of consent, may also have to complete sex offender registration.
If you are facing a sex crime accusation and subsequent sex offender registration, reach out to the team of criminal defense attorneys at the Nicholson Law Offices in San Jose. Call us today to request your free consultation.