Entries by Holly

NJ Legislature Expands Meaning of “Child Porn” and Creates Harsher Penalties

NJ Amends Child Endangering Law Recently, New Jersey made several changes to its child endangering laws (N.J.S. 2C:24-4).  Most noteworthy, the meaning of child porn has been expanded.  Before, “child pornography” was limited to depictions of children engaged in sexual acts.  Now, child porn also includes items that “portray a child in a sexually suggestive […]

Maynard Law Office, LLC removes PA registrants from lifetime SORNA

On January 22, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case, Commonwealth v. Muniz.   This past July, the PA Supreme Court had ruled in Muniz that SORNA (Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act) cannot be retroactively applied in some cases. The PA Supreme Court reasoned that SORNA was punishment.  Therefore, SORNA is unconstitutional when applied to […]

NJ Supreme Court hears PCR Claim on Child Sexual Abuse

In the State of New Jersey, a sex offense conviction has many life-altering effects.  For instance, a sex crimes conviction can lead to a sentence including  Megan’s Law and/or Parole Supervision for Life (PSL).  Many people find living on Megan’s Law and parole supervision very difficult because it may affect where they may work and […]

SORNA found unconstitutional by PA Supreme Court

On July 19, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled SORNA (the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act) unconstitutional when applied retroactively in certain cases.  It found that SORNA violated the ex post facto clause of both the United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions.  This decision may have a major affect for some registered sex offenders in […]