Western Pennsylvania Megan's Law Lawyer

Pittsburgh Sex Crimes Defense Attorney

If you are convicted of a sex crime, your name will go on the Pennsylvania sex offender registry for at least 10 years and possibly for life. Your name, address, photograph and details about your conviction will be available online, for all to see. Failure to report a change in your address or employment could result in additional penalties.

The best way to prevent these adverse effects is to avoid conviction on the criminal charges you face. Stephen M. Misko believes that everyone who is accused of a crime deserves the strongest defense possible. He has extensive experience defending people accused of all types of internet crimes and sex offenses, and aggressively defends his clients at all stages of the legal process.

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Contact us for a free consultation about a sex crimes case. Attorney Stephen M. Misko can review your situation and discuss potential defense strategies with you.

Megan's Law and SORNA

All states have laws requiring sex offenders to register, commonly referred to as Megan's Law. In Pennsylvania, it is called Act 24 of 1995. The federal government enacted the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) in 2006, which set some basic standards all states must follow when administering their sex offender registry laws. In addition, SORNA extended the registration requirement to jurisdictions beyond the 50 states, and stiffened registration requirements.

Together, these laws severely restrict the freedom of registered sex offenders. If convicted of a sex crime, you may not be able to work in many state and municipal jobs, live in public housing or volunteer for certain charitable organizations. In some cases, your ability to travel to certain countries will be denied.

A Strong Defense Is Essential

If you have been charged with a sex offense, your lawyer needs to be very careful. For example, agreeing to a certain plea bargain for a misdemeanor offense may land you on the sex offender registry. As your lawyer, Stephen M. Misko will carefully scrutinize all aspects of your case, working tenaciously to build a strong and effective defense for you and avoid your listing on these registries.

If you have been contacted by the police or an investigator, get advice from an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Contact a Pennsylvania Megan's Law Attorney

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