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  • Pennsylvania Legislation Attempts to Close Megan's Law Loopholes
    Pennsylvania Legislation Attempts to Close Megan's Law Loopholes

    New reporting requirements and stricter penalties enhance Megan's Law to comply with Federal Adam Walsh Act By Attorney Elisabeth K.H. Pasqualini, Megan's Law Attorney, Harrisburg, PA Senate Bill 1183 ...

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  • SORNA Registration Requirements Held Non-Retroactive
    SORNA Registration Requirements Held Non-Retroactive

    Defendant's obligation to register under SORNA did not derive from the Act itself but from the administrative rule promulgated by the Attorney General. In a recent decision by the Federal Third ...

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  • A Defense to SORNA- Ohio Provides the Template
    A Defense to SORNA- Ohio Provides the Template

    The Separation of Powers Doctrine may provide relief to some SORNA/AWA registrants. In July 2007, Ohio passed its version of SORNA (Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act) or the Adam Walsh ...

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  • Internet Posting of Convicted Megan's Law Lifetime Registrants
    Internet Posting of Convicted Megan's Law Lifetime Registrants

    Provision of Megan's Law requiring internet posting of photographs and information regarding lifetime registrants was not punitive and did not violate ex post facto provisions. The Pennsylvania ...

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  • Registration of a Sex Offender When travelling Under PA's Adam Walsh Act
    Registration of a Sex Offender When travelling Under PA's Adam Walsh Act

    Designated registrant's must register when traveling under PA's Adam Walsh Act. Effective December 20, 2012, those offenders who are designated as Tier I, II or III registrants must register at an ...

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  • Enhancements to Registration Requirements Under Megan's Law or the Adam Walsh Act
    Enhancements to Registration Requirements Under Megan's Law or the Adam Walsh Act

    Hope exists for sexual offenders who were given bad advice at the time of their guilty plea. I have fielded numerous calls from clients regarding their active registration requirements under Megan's ...

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