The Sex Offender Registration & SORNA
If you are convicted of a sex crime, your name will go on the Pennsylvania sex offender registry for at least 15 years to 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, telephone number or employment could result in new charges.
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. He has a track record of turning sex offenses into non-sex offenses, so as to avoid the SORNA consequences.
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Call us in Butler at 724-602-4583 or Pittsburgh at 412-342-8000 for a free consultation about a sex crime 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 the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). SORNA exists in all 50 states and mandates registration periods of 15 years, 25 years and life, depending on the offense of conviction.
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 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 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
Get legal help today. PennLaw, LLC, has two convenient offices, one in Butler at 724-602-4583 and the other in Pittsburgh at 412-342-8000. Schedule your free consultation about your case. You may also email our firm to request your consultation.