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Child Annoyance and Molestation | PC 647.6(a)1

Child Annoyance and Molestation | PC 647.6(a)1

Child Annoyance And Molestation – PC 647.6(a)1

Being accused of a sex crime against a minor is a terrifying experience and if convicted, the potential penalties you face can be life altering, none more so than the possibility of being forced to register as a sex offender pursuant to PC 290 for the rest of your life. Unlike PC 288(a) – Lewd Act With A Minor Under 14 y/o, the California child sex crime of PC 647.6(a)1 – Child Annoyance does not require touching or any other form physical contact. Any verbal or nonverbal gesture or act directed at a minor with the intent to express sexual interest would be considered an act of Child Annoyance.

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With almost 70 years of combined California criminal trial experience, criminal defense attorneys Paul Takakjian and Stephen Sitkoff have utilized their sex crimes defense expertise as former senior prosecutors within the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office’s elite sex crimes special prosecution unit to defend all misdemeanor and felony child sex crimes in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. As a client of our Los Angeles criminal defense firm, you will be represented by a managing partner, either Mr. Takakjian or Mr. Sitkoff, not an inexperienced associate or contract lawyer. An experienced sex crimes defense lawyer can be the single most critical factor in the successful resolution of your Child Annoyance case. Board certified as specialists in criminal law, we are among the most experienced criminal defense attorneys in Southern California. Please call us now at (310) 312-8055 or toll free at (888) 579-4844 for a free no-obligation consultation to review the facts of your case and each of your potential outcomes.

California Penalties For Child Annoyance

Although typically prosecuted as a misdemeanor, Child Annoyance can be elevated to a felony if you have prior sex crimes convictions or if you are accused of committing the act after unlawfully entering an inhabited dwelling or residence. The following are the potential penalties you face if charged with a misdemeanor PC 647.6(a)1:

  • Up to 1 year in County Jail
  • Up $1,000 fine
  • Informal or summary probation (unsupervised)
  • Court ordered sex offender counseling
  • Community labor or service
  • Loss of professional licensing or credential
  • Lifetime registration as a sex offender

As a felony:

  • Up to 3 years in California State Prison
  • Up $5,000 fine
  • Formal probation (supervised)
  • Court ordered sex offender counseling
  • Community labor or service
  • Loss of professional licensing or credential
  • Lifetime registration as a sex offender

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