What Is Molestation of Child Under 18 (PC § 647.6)?

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.


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