Sex Offender Registration Obligations for Out-of-State Sex Offenders Who Move to PA, Work in PA, or Attend School in Pennsylvania
If you have ever been convicted of a sex offense in any state, foreign country, or under federal law, and will be moving to, working in, or attending school in Pennsylvania, (or even visiting for a short period of time) then you may have a duty to register as a sex offender in PA and follow PA’s sex offender laws.
When moving to PA, sex offenders should consult with a lawyer who is knowledgeable about PA sex offense law. Failure to register and comply with sex offense laws can trigger criminal penalties and fines!
Under PA law, if an individual has been convicted, adjudicated delinquent, or sentenced by court martial, in a jurisdiction outside of PA, of a SIMILAR sex offense requiring registration in PA, then he or she must register as a sex offender in PA within 3 days of arriving in PA. See 42 Pa.C.S. § 9799.56(b) for more information.
Before entering Pennsylvania, we strongly advise you to consult an attorney to determine exactly how these statutes and registration requirements apply to your exact situation.
How our law firm can help with PA sex offender registration when you move to PA:
If you are a convicted sex offender, our law firm can review your case. We can conduct a comparative law analysis for a sound, competent legal opinion about your registration obligations in PA.
Maynard Law Office, LLC understands that sex offense law are very technical and complex. Our lawyers are able to determine whether an individual would be subject to registration duties in other states. We have also represented and successfully removed clients from other state sex offender registries. After conducting a comparative legal analysis, we can determine and explain your options.
You should consult with a knowledgeable attorney about PA sex offender requirements whenever you may be moving or entering into PA. At Maynard Law Office, LLC we carefully analyze the relevant discovery and law before advising clients of their potential registration obligations in other states. Contact our firm at (973) 540-0054 today for a free consultation!
Registration Obligations of PA Registrants who want to move out of Pennsylvania:
If you are currently a registered sex offender in PA, and you want to move out of Pennsylvania, it is important to consult with an attorney before entering another state. A lawyer can advise you on any PA registration obligations and other sex offender requirements for another state.
Sex offense laws vary across the country. Different states may have registration requirements that are stricter or more lenient than the ones in Pennsylvania. The length of time that a sex offender is required to register, whether he or she is put on a state’s Internet registry, or whether the community is notified of his or her sex offender status, may be different from the laws in PA.
At Maynard Law Office, LLC, our team conducts comparative analyses. We then give competent legal advice about likely registration duties if you want to move to or enter another state. Failing to comply with a state’s sex offender laws can result in harsh consequences, including imprisonment. Call us today at (973) 540-0054 for a free consultation.