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  • Confusion Exists for Those Required to Register with Out of State Convictions
    Confusion Exists for Those Required to Register with Out of State Convictions

    SORNA or Act 10 of 2018 attempts to align those persons convicted of offenses into two groups and includes offenders from another state. The new SORNA passed in the wake of the PA Supreme Court’s ...

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  • Mandatory Sentences for Sex Offenders
    Mandatory Sentences for Sex Offenders

    The Pennsylvania Superior Court reviews Megan's Law mandatory sentences for sex offenders or the "three strikes law" for sex offenders in a case decided in September 2012 The Pennsylvania Superior ...

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  • Standard Special Conditions for Sex Offenders- Probation and Parole May Provide Additional Conditions
    Standard Special Conditions for Sex Offenders- Probation and Parole May Provide Additional Conditions

    PA Supreme Court weighs in; special conditions for sex offenders may be imposed by probation and parole pursuant to Megan's Law provisions so long as they interpret conditions imposed by the trial ...

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  • DNA Sampling of Sexual Offenders is Required by Statute
    DNA Sampling of Sexual Offenders is Required by Statute

    In 2004 the Pennsylvania Legislature enacted 44 Pa.C.S. §§ 2301 to 2336 (The DNA Act) to provide for the collection of DNA samples for felony sex offenses and other specified offenses. The Act defines ...

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  • Teens Listed as Sex Offenders under Adam Walsh Act
    Teens Listed as Sex Offenders under Adam Walsh Act

    PA.'S VERSION OF ADAM WALSH ACT WOULD LIST TEENS AS SEX OFFENDERS Published: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 7:01 AM Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 1:27 PM By SARA GANIM, The Patriot-News Reviewed ...

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  • Testing of Sexual Assault Defendants May be soon Required
    Testing of Sexual Assault Defendants May be soon Required

    PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE OKS HIV TESTS FOR SEX-ASSAULT DEFENDANTS Published: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 4:39 PM Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 4:52 PM By The Associated Press The Associated Press The ...

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