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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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  • 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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  • SORNA Has Been Recently Amended to Define Who Must Register
    SORNA Has Been Recently Amended to Define Who Must Register

    Certain offenders that would have had to register under SORNA as of December 20, 2012 have now been excluded by House Bill 75, passed on July 5, 2012. It takes the retroactivity out of the Law for ...

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