What Crimes Require a Sex Offender Registration?

What Crimes Require a Sex Offender Registration?

Not all sex crimes require the accused to register as a sex offender in California.

Registration Requirements Divided by Tiers

Tier 1 Offenders 

For adults, this requires a ten year registration and five years if the accused is a minor. You can petition to be removed from the sex offender list after you have been there for the required five or ten years. The type of crimes that are tier 1 include, indecent exposure, misdemeanor child pornography, misdemeanor oral copulation, or misdemeanor sexual battery.

Tier 2 Offenders

For tier 2 penalties, offenders must register for 20 years if they are an adult and 10 if they are a minor. Tier 2 crimes include, incest, sexual acts with no consent, or penetration of a foreign object. 

Tier 3 Offenders

This is the most severe of penalties. Offenders who commit sex crimes such as, rape, pimping of a minor, or child pornography must register as an adult sex offender for life and they cannot petition to be removed. 

Our criminal defense office offers free consultations for those accused of any sex crime. Contact our sex crime attorneys today if you have any questions regarding your case. 



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