Riverside County Sex Offenders Barred from Halloween Activities

As Halloween approaches, many registered sex offenders in Riverside County are preparing to comply with the new county ordinance restricting them from engaging in any relevant Halloween celebration. Registered sex offenders are ordered to refrain from decorating ones home, passing out candy, or dressing in costume in public spaces.  PC 290 offenders are required to hide inside their homes to avoid attracting outside attention. Additionally, from the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Halloween, all exterior lights of the offender’s home must be shut off to keep from drawing the attention of trick-or-treaters. The contingencies of Ordinance No., 902 include punishment of $1,000, six months in jail, or both.

As the restrictions placed on sex offenders increasingly restrain the individual from participating in activities of normal life, many offenders who do not fall under the more serious sex crimes requiring Megan’s Law registration might wonder how to solve the issue of extended punishment through ordinances such as No. 902.  You may fall under the criterion that allows you to terminate your sex offender registration. Terminating your registration requirement can allow you to gain your freedom back from the restrictions and regulations unfairly targeted at you as a registered offender.  The Law Firm of Higbee & Associates has been very successful in terminating the PC 290 registration requirements of eligible offenders.  Contact us if you have questions regarding your eligibility requirements.

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Recent developments in California case law have removed the ability to eliminate mandatory sex offender registration through a Hofsheier petition for individuals convicted of specific sexual offenses. Laws affecting sex offender registration is very quickly changing with the advancement of technology and the easy accessibility of information, there are many people who are losing their livelihood, homes and families. We can help you move forward with your life.