Is it a Crime if a Sex Offender Does Not Register
Yes. If a sex offender fails to register in accordance with PC 290, they are guilty of a crime. If the offender was originally convicted of a misdemeanor offense, then their first violation is a misdemeanor offense. Any subsequent conviction for failing to register will be charged as a felony. The violator will be subject to incarceration in the state prison for a period of 16 months, 2 or 3 years. An offender, who fails to register as the result of a felony conviction, is guilty of a felony and is subject to imprisonment for 16 months, 2 or 3 years. The Mariposa County Sheriff's Department actively pursues offenders who have failed to register and conducts periodic checks to assure offenders are registered at the proper address. Any violations discovered are handled swiftly and result in the arrest and/or prosecution of the violator.

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1. What is Megan's Law?
2. What is a sex offender?
3. What is Sex Offender Registration?
4. What does 290 PC mean?
5. What is the Difference between Serious and High Risk Offenders?
6. How Do I View More Detailed Megan's Law Information?
7. What Will This More Detailed Information Provide?
8. Is the Information Available from My Local Law Enforcement Agency Accurate?
9. What Information Do I Need to View the Megan's Law Data?
10. If I Have an Address Where I Suspect an Offender Lives, Can the Megan's Law Data Confirm My Suspicion?
11. When Are Sex Offenders Required to Register?
12. Is it a Crime if a Sex Offender Does Not Register
13. I Know of a Sex Offender Who Did Not Register When He/She Recently Moved to a New Location. What Should I Do?