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REGISTERING AS A SEX OFFENDER IN PENNSYLVANIA

Information on Registering and Failing to Register as a Sex Offender in PA

Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) / Megan’s Law

If you have been convicted of a sex crime you are required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law or what is also known as the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Depending on the original criminal conviction, you may be required to register every 90 days, six months, or annually.

If you fail to register, or provide inaccurate information when you register, you could be arrested and face criminal charges. Being required to register as a sex offender is humiliating and embarrassing, but is a crime punishable as a felony and can send you to prison.

If you have failed to register and are facing charges it is crucial that you talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney who handles sex crime charges in PA.

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Sex Offender Registration Requirements in Pennsylvania

Depending on the nature of the sex crime conviction, you could be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life.

If you have been charged with failure to register as a sex offender in Pennsylvania, it could have been for suspicion of violating any of the following:

  • Failure to provide accurate information when registering
  • Failure to register with the Pennsylvania State Police as required
  • Failure to verify your address
  • Failure to be photographed as required

Regardless of whether or not you received a notification from the police, if you were required to register and failed to do so, you can face felony charges. Not receiving a notice is not a defense against your charges.

If you no longer live or work or go to school in the jurisdiction you are required to register under, you still have to comply.

Pennsylvania has very strict penalties for failing to register. You can read more information about these laws:

  • The SORNA Pamphlet – What you need to know if you are on the registry as of December 20, 2012

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Megan’s Law, the Adam Walsh Act and SORNA (Sexual Offender Registration And Notification Act)

Beginning on December 20, 2012 there were changes made to the registration law, known as Megan’s Law. These changes lengthen the amount of time sex offenders must continue to register in their jurisdiction(s). These changes come under what is known as the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act or SORNA. 

SORNA falls under Title 1 of the federal Adam Walsh Act, which was enacted in 2006 and created the sex offender registry. Under SORNA, convicted sex offenders are organized into three tiers based on the crime committed, with the third tier being the most serious.

Under SORNA, Tier III offenders are required to update their whereabouts every three months for the rest of their lives. Tier II offenders are required to register every six months for 25 years and Tier I offenders are required to register every year for 15 years. Pennsylvania meets all of the SORNA requirements in this subsection.

SORNA also requires each jurisdiction to maintain a public sex offender registry website and publish certain registration information on that website.

Failure to register under SORNA is a felony and could send you to prison, possibly for life depending on the crime of which you were originally convicted and how many times you have been in violation of registering.

SORNA has generally made it more difficult for sex offenders to provide inaccurate information and enforces them to keep their registration current in each jurisdiction they live or work. It also requires sex offenders to make periodic in-person appearances to verify and update registration information.

Read more about SORNA’s implementation in Pennsylvania.

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PENNSYLVANIA SEX CRIMES ATTORNEY
AN ARREST DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE GUILTY

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY
FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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Penalty For Not Complying With SORNA or Megan’s Law

The severity of the original conviction determines whether a person who fails to register will face a first, second or third degree felony. The degree of the felony determines the length that a person could be sentenced to prison if found guilty of the violation.

The punishment for not registering can have detrimental consequences for you and your family. Failure to register could mean life imprisonment and a $25,000 fine.

SORNA requires that Pennsylvania include a maximum term of imprisonment that is greater than one year for the failure of a sex offender to comply with their registration requirements.

It is very difficult to try to “hide from the system” under SORNA. When a sex offender fails to appear for registration, SORNA requires that the jurisdiction where the offender intends to reside, work or go to school, inform the originating jurisdiction that the offender failed to appear for registration.

How a Sex Crimes Attorney Can Help

Being convicted of a sex crime is a very personal and embarrassing matter for defendants and their families. On top of the worry and stress of being on the sex offender registry and being humiliated for life as a registered sex offender, there is a deep sense of a loss of control. Many of your basic rights get stripped away as a convicted sex offender.

Attorney David Shrager believes everyone should get a second chance. He will listen to the details of your case with understanding and empathy, not judgment, reproof or apathy. His law firm will aggressively seek action to avoid prison time or pay more fines.

Attorney Shrager specializes in sex crimes law and is experienced and knowledgeable in Pennsylvania laws and U.S. Federal laws surrounding sex crimes.

If you have been arrested or think you may be charged with failing to comply to sex registry requirements, call Attorney David Shrager immediately for a free consultation.

 Shrager Defense Attorneys have extensive experience in representing people accused of sex crimes – from internet sex crimes and child pornography to sexting with a minor and indecent exposure.

Attorney Shrager has successfully handled cases for people facing allegations for not registering as a sex offender.

It is important that if you face such allegations to speak with a criminal attorney right away – call or text Attorney David J. Shrager for a free consultation.

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Shrager Defense Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA will attack your criminal charges in order to protect your good name. Have a sound and solid case prepared by David J. Shrager and his legal team so they can fight for your rights.

If you have been charged with, or think you may be charged with, any of the following sexual offenses, call Attorney Shrager immediately for a free consultation: