To someone who is not familiar with our criminal justice system here in California, the charge of annoying or molesting a child under 18 may not reveal a sexual context. However, let there be no mistake about it, this charge is not for playing one’s stereo so loud as to annoy or bother a person under age 18. What exactly is required to convict someone under Penal Code § 647.6? What is the punishment? What are the defenses? To read answers to these questions, click on the following link.