Dating a convicted felon
No appellate case or statute directly resolves which approach is preferable.I suspect that our appellate courts would approve of either approach.
The two main choices are (1) the date of the substantive felony with which the defendant is charged, and (2) the date of the last of the defendant’s previous convictions, i.e., the date that the defendant became a habitual felon.
If you are dating a sex offender in California there are certain laws and procedures that you should be aware of.
These laws may limit where the sex offender can live, who they can be around, and even where they can work.
A reasonable argument can be made for either one, but neither is perfect.
Using the date of the substantive felony may result in uncertainty when the habitual felon indictment attaches to several substantive felonies committed on multiple dates.