Sex Offender Registration - Not Required
In Washington State in 1983, our client plead guilty to one Count of “Indecent Liberties”. In 2011, client moved to California and was informed by the California Department of Justice that he has to register as a sex offender pursuant to Penal Code Section 290. After extensive investigation, we determined that our client's conviction in Washington State did not meet the Least Adjudicated Elements Test for the corresponding California offense (lewd conduct with a minor under 14 years of age), violation of Penal Code section 288 (a). After submitting our arguments to the California Department of Justice, the Sex Offender Tracking Unit conceded our arguments and relieved our client from the obligation to register as a sex offender pursuant to California Penal Code 290.