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  • SORNA’s Lifetime Registration Provision as Applied to Juveniles Is Unconstitutional
    SORNA’s Lifetime Registration Provision as Applied to Juveniles Is Unconstitutional

    The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court has previously held that the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act’s (SORNA) lifetime registration provision as applied to juveniles violated juvenile ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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