Losing Sex Offender Scarlet Letter After 16 Years to Return Man's Life, Claims Defense Lawyer
So, perhaps it is with some added gusto that a Tustin law firm is trumpeting a client getting his sex offender scarlet letter removed.
The unidentified fellow had been arrested and convicted in 1996 for misdemeanor indecent exposure after removing all his clothing and running around the front yard of his residence in an undisclosed Orange County city. (If I had a nickel for every time I . . . uh . . . moving on . . .)
That stupid act cost him 26 days in jail, three years of probation and fines. But a far worse penalty was having to register as a sex offender as the designation doubly penalized him by forcing him out of government-assisted housing he'd been living in for 47 years.
|Stephen D. Klarich|
At a subsequent hearing involving Klarich's client and others seeking certificates of rehabilitation, the fellow who'd run around his yard nekkid was the only one to get a certificate that day, according to the lawyer.
Losing the sex offender tag, Klarich claims, has allowed his client to return to government housing, seek employment he'd previously been barred from obtaining and go on to live a productive life with his wife.
Just watch how you celebrate, buddy.
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