San Diego Failure to Register Attorney
Failure to register may be alleged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. Any person convicted of a crime requiring registration as a sex offender, must be in full compliance at all times. This usually includes a requirement to register annually, as well as anytime the registrant changes addresses. Failing to comply with registration is more than a probation or parole violation, but a crime itself. Often, the underlying crime which led to the registration requirement involves a strike or prison prior. Thus, upon conviction for failing to register, any new sentence may be increased as a result of the prior record. With this in mind, defense counsel must immediately seek the client’s registration history, prior record, and circumstances surrounding the current failure to determine the best course of action.
Hire an experienced San Diego Failure to Register attorney. Stephen G. Cline has been practicing San Diego criminal defense for 20 years. His reputation and experience will be the key to the aggressive defense of your San Diego case. Call today at (619) 235-5638 to review your specific case!