There are instances where a sex crime conviction can be considered a strike on your criminal record and depending on the severity of the sex crime, it could be considered a “First Strike” which would carry with it a 25 years to life in prison. In San Diego County, a conviction for Sexual Assault or some form of sex related crime, aside from jail, you’re looking at lifetime sex offender registration under Megan’s Law, sex offender tracking, financial penalties, personal counseling, probation or parole, mandatory AIDS testing, loss of child visitation rights, loss of child custody, and even your right to own a firearm or even vote!
Sex crimes and offenses are treated as some of the most serious crimes in law enforcement. Penalties for these crimes may include:
- Prison (in some cases, for life)
- Lifetime registration as a sex offender