San Bernardino, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2013
Experienced California criminal defense attorney and founding partner of Wallin & Klarich, Stephen D. Klarich, recently assisted his client who had been charged with indecent exposure years ago, to be relieved of the duty to register as a sex offender pursuant to California Penal Code section 290.
“After being forced to hide and live in fear due to having to register as a sex offender for the past nine years, our client is relieved from the humiliation of having to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life,” said Mr. Klarich.
According to court records from San Bernardino County Superior Court, in 2003, the client was convicted of indecent exposure, which is a misdemeanor offense in San Bernardino County. As a result of the conviction, the client was placed on probation for 24 months and was required to register as a sex offender with law enforcement pursuant to California Penal Code section 290. The client had been registering as a sex offender for the past nine years and faced having to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life when he sought out the help of Wallin & Klarich.
Mr. Klarich referred the client to a reliable clinical and forensic psychologist, who evaluated the client and wrote a report stating that the client had been rehabilitated. Mr. Klarich filed a petition for a Certificate of Rehabilitation with the San Bernardino County Superior Court, using the psychologist’s report and other vital information about the client. After the petition for a Certificate of Rehabilitation was filed, a hearing took place. At the hearing, the court found the psychologist’s recommendation reliable and granted the Certificate of Rehabilitation. As a result, the client is no longer required to register as a sex offender pursuant to California Penal Code section 290.
According to Wallin & Klarich, the duty to register as a sex offender negatively impacted the client’s life. Not only was the client prevented from taking certain employment opportunities, but he was unable to play an active role in his daughter’s life by participating in her school functions. After Wallin & Klarich assisted the client to receive a Certificate of Rehabilitation, the client has had the burden of registering as a sex offender lifted and now has the ability to spend more time with his young daughter at her school functions.
“We are thrilled that the client can now be more involved with his daughter and her school activities,” said Mr. Klarich.
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As a premiere criminal defense and family law firm based in California, Wallin and Klarich (http://www.WKLaw.com and http://www.WKFamilyLaw.com) has been assisting clients from across the country for over thirty years. The firm believes that every person is entitled to the highest quality legal assistance when it comes to facing difficult situations and has committed all of its resources to aggressively defending its clients. The firm has established itself as one of the most successful in the nation when it comes to defending against charges of DUI, criminal matters and sex crimes, and is acknowledged for successfully handling divorce and child custody cases. By making certain that our clients legal rights are always protected we take the “fear” out of the legal fight.