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Name: People v. Cox
Case #: D032205
District 4 DCA
Division: 1
Citation: 94 Cal.App.4th 1371

It is not a defense to failing to register as a sex offender (Pen. Code, sec. 290, subds.(a)(1), (f), (g)(2)) that one forgot to register, if one has been possessed of actual knowledge of the requirement to register. [Editor’s note: look for contrary cases that say that “wilfulness” requires actual knowledge.]

Opinion Date: 01/07/2002