The appeal of a registered sex offender, who was arrested under a county ordinance when he visited a park in Fountain Valley, went to court Thursday. ____ of Santa Ana, who was convicted Nov. 14 of a misdemeanor for entering a county park without written permission from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, is the first registered offender to appeal the county statute, said Farrah Emami, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office.
Attorneys for both sides gave oral arguments Thursday morning at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana. ____, who is represented by two public defenders, argued in court documents that the county ordinance is “unconstitutional on its face” and that state law preempts county law regarding treatment of sex offenders. Full Article