Posted On: November 20, 2012 by Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP

Convicted Sex Offenders are Penalized Long After They Serve Their Time

Convicted sex offenders are not truly free to live their lives even after they are released from prison after serving time. Depending on the crime, a sex offense can result in restrictions on where someone can live or work. In some cases, sex offenders will also have to wear a GPS monitor that tracks their every move.

According to a CBS 47 news report, a 48-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly removed his ankle monitor and assaulted a student at Fresno State. The report states that a number of sex offenders are violating the terms of their probation. It is unclear how many parole violators have been able to avoid jail time. It is clear, however, that sex crime convictions can have a long lasting impact on personal freedoms.

There are a number of ways in which a sex crime can affect your rights. Many sex crime convictions in California have an impact on where an individual can live. If your home is near a school, for example, you will likely have to move if you are convicted of a sex crime. A conviction can also affect what type of job you have and will likely affect your ability to pursue a new job as well.

A sex crime conviction can also result in lifetime registration as a sex offender or sexual predator. Anyone with access to the Internet will be able to view your photo, criminal history, or home address through the Department of Justice's Megan's Law database.

The experienced sex crime defense attorneys in Rolling Hills at Takakjian & Sitkoff know how to fight sex crime charges in California. Our skilled legal team offers free consultations at (866) 430-8383 to anyone facing sex crime allegations.