Our law firm has represented people who were on Pennsylvania’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). We have been able to get clients removed from PA’s sex offender registry. Our lawyers have a vast knowledge of PA sex offense law. Maynard Law Office, LLC provides many legal services to PA sex offenders. These services include the following:
representing those who want to get off SORNA,
challenging SVP classification,
conducting legal analyses for those who want reliable, sound legal advice before moving into or out of PA.
PA’S SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND NOTIFICATION ACT (SORNA)
HOW OFTEN MUST OFFENDERS REGISTER?
The frequency and number of years that a registrant must register varies depending on the sex offense conviction. For instance, individuals who are Tier 1 registrants must register once per year for 15 years. Tier 2 registrants must register twice a year for 25 years. Finally, Tier 3 registrants and Sexually Violent Predators (SVP) must register four times per year for life. Recently, the PA Legislature passed a law that changes how an individual’s tier classification is determined. Now, tier classification depends in part on the year of the offense, conviction, or initial placement on prior versions of Megan’s Law.
Other circumstances requiring registration:
PA registrants must also report the below changes:
- name changes,
- changes to residence/address,
- obtaining different employment,
- enrollment as student,
- phone number changes,
- obtaining different motor vehicle,
- creating new e-mail address, etc.
PA’S INTERNET REGISTRY
Individuals convicted of a registerable sex offense in PA are on the Internet registry. Also, juveniles who are classified as “sexually violent delinquent juveniles” are placed on the internet registry.
Maynard Law Office, LLC Offers the Following Legal Services for PA Registrants:
PA registrants may petition the court to end their sex offender requirements and obligations. In other words, registrants can petition to get off SORNA. If successful, such individuals will no longer have to register or verify their information in PA. However, the PA General Assembly has amended PA’s sex offender registration laws many times. Thus, it is crucial to hire an experienced lawyer to see if you are eligible to get off the registry.
After conducting legal analyses, our legal team determined that these clients were improperly placed on SORNA. Call us today if you committed a sex offense requiring registration in PA before December 20, 2012. We may be able to help remove you from PA’s sex offender registry.
Most registrants do not realize that moving to another state triggers new and different requirements. For example, some states have different tier classifications. For instance, the same offense may not place an individual on the same Megan’s Law tier or even require them to register under Megan’s Law at all. Some states have different registration requirements as some states mandate 10-year, 15-year, or lifetime registration depending on underlying sex offense.
If you are a PA resident and are thinking of moving to another state or are currently a resident of another state and wish to relocate to PA for work, school, or residence, contact us! Our firm will conduct a thorough legal analysis that will enable you to accurately understand your situation if you decide to relocate to another state.
Our firm’s staff includes an individual who has an advanced degree in psychology and experience in forensic psychology. We combine this specialized expertise with a strong knowledge of PA sex offense law to provide high quality legal services.