People convicted of certain sex offenses must follow NY’s SORA (State Sex Offender Registration Act). If you have committed a NY defined “sex offense,” then you will need to follow SORA’s guidelines.
SORA SEX OFFENDER REQUIREMENTS
Some of these requirements include the following:
- Register as a sex offender
- Report your home and work addresses
- Notify the Division of Criminal Justice Services if you attend or work for a college
- Report to local police for a current photograph
- Report all online screen names, email accounts
CLASSIFICATION OF SEX OFFENDERS IN NY
NY’s SORA classifies offenders and assigns offenders a Level. Each Level determines how the community must be notified.
- 1 : low risk of re-offense
- 2 : moderate risk of re-offense
- 3 : high risk of re-offense
- Certain offenders may also be classified as one of the following:
- Sexual Predator,
- Sexually Violent Offender
- Predicate Sex Offender
OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR NY SEX OFFENDERS
The length of registration requirements depends on an offender’s classification.
NY’s SORA includes publishing certain information about “Level 2” and “Level 3” sex offenders on NY’s Internet Registry.
Certain people in the community may be notified of a person’s sex offender status. Additionally, the person’s picture/description may also be distributed to certain people in the community.
How much information and who receives it depends on the person’s risk of re-offense, or “Level.”
At Maynard Law Office, LLC, we are dedicated to sex offense law. Our firm has helped many clients get off various states’ sex offender registries. We have also helped lower sex offender classification levels and modify various supervision conditions. Our knowledgeable attorneys offer a variety of legal services to those affected by NY sex offender laws. See below for more information:
If you had a sex offense conviction in New York and currently live in the state, but are considering re-locating to, working in, or going to school in (or even visiting) another state, you should consult with an experienced lawyer. Each state has their own sex offender laws and registration requirements. Therefore, it is vital to hire a lawyer to conduct a careful legal analysis before you enter the other state. You must be informed about registration duties and obligations for another state if you decide to relocate, work in or attend school or visit another state.
Additionally, if you had a sex offense conviction in another state but would like to move to, work in, or attend school in New York, you may be subject to NY sex offender laws. Certain sex offenses and whether you need to register in another jurisdiction may trigger a requirement to register in the state of New York. Sex offense matters are complex. For that reason, it is important to consult with a lawyer about your legal obligations in New York, or any state you plan to enter —before you enter the other state.
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At Maynard Law Office, LLC, we have conducted comparative law analysis for many clients who are thinking of establishing a tie to another state. For instance, if registrants want to move to, obtain work in, or attend school in another state, they should first consult with a lawyer. Each state, including New York, has its own registration duties. Also, a registrant’s parole may transfer to a new state. Thus, it is important to hire a lawyer to carefully examine the statutes and cases in other states for a competent, sound legal opinion about your new legal requirements in another state.
Our law firm has significant experience in this area. So, if you have any thoughts of moving to New York, or obtaining employment or attending school in New York, call us at (973) 540-0054 for a free consultation on NY’s SORA.
Before entering another state, we strongly advise you to consult an attorney to determine exactly how the statutes and registration requirements apply to your exact situation.