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  • Failure to Register- Megan's Law
    Failure to Register- Megan's Law

    Out of state resident protected by decision in Muniz By Attorney Elisabeth K.H. Pasqualini Recently we had a York County client charged with failure to register under Megan’s Law. The offense occurred ...

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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. By Attorney Elisabeth K.H. Pasqualini , SORNA Attorney, ...

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  • PA’s SORNA/SORNA II Declared Unconstitutional by One County Judge
    PA’s SORNA/SORNA II Declared Unconstitutional by One County Judge

    Judge Carpenter in Montgomery County issues decision that indicates retroactive provisions of Act 10 of 2018 (new Megan’s Law) violates Constitution. On June 22, 2018, Judge William Carpenter issued a ...

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  • SORNA and SORNA II- A History of Megan's Law
    SORNA and SORNA II- A History of Megan's Law

    As of February 21, 2018, Pennsylvania passed a replacement statute to SORNA or "Megan's Law IV," which was partially declared unconstitutional by the Muniz decision. By Attorney Elisabeth K.H. ...

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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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