Entries by Holly

James H. Maynard, Esq., Delivers Presentation to Attorneys at NACDL “Sex Crimes” Seminar

James H. Maynard, Esq. was one of sixteen talented attorneys and experts from around the country who was invited to give a presentation at the Sex Crimes Seminar in Las Vegas in November 2018.  The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer (NACDL) sponsors the annual event.  Every year over 450 defense lawyers attend the seminar.  Seminar […]

Court of Appeals Vacates “Complete Computer & Internet Ban” Condition Imposed on Sex Offender

In United States v. Holena, the Third Circuit Court concluded that a district court can NOT impose a blanket computer and Internet ban on a sex offender.   In the present case, the defendant, a convicted sex offender, was prohibited from using internet accessible devices as a condition of parole. The district court convicted Holena […]

NJ Supreme Court: Child Sex Abuse Accommodation Syndrome Inadmissible at Trial

The NJ Supreme Court issued a landmark decision relating to child sex abuse cases in State v. J.L.G., Docket No. A-50, 078718 (2018).  The Court held that expert witnesses cannot present testimony about “Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome” (known as “CSAAS”) at trial. If you went to trial in NJ and were convicted of sex offense, this decision […]

PA Amended SORNA May Not Be Retroactively Applied to Certain Registrants

A little over a year ago, in Commonwealth v. Muniz, the PA Supreme Court ruled that SORNA may not be applied to those who committed sex offenses before SORNA became law. In February, the PA Legislature amended SORNA, attempting to “correct” the unconstitutional portions of SORNA. This led to the enactment of “Act 10.”    However, PA courts […]