Penal Code § 647.6 covers a broad range of conduct that annoys or bothers a person under age eighteen. It can cover serious conduct, such as arranging to meet a person under eighteen for sexual purposes, if a more serious felony charge of violating Penal Code § 288.4 is not filed. A section 647.6 allegation would be a “fall back” charge. What is the punishment for a first time offense? Must one register as a sex offender for life, if convicted? Can it be a misdemeanor? Click on the following link to find out answers to these questions.