West Chester, PA 19380
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Lee Ciccarelli is the founder and managing partner of Ciccarelli Law Offices with over two decades experience as a practicing attorney.
Joshua Tebay is an experienced attorney and former prosecutor licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Michael E. Houghton brings both passion and enthusiasm to criminal defense through his extensive knowledge and experience.
Timothy Kraeer is a highly experienced traffic attorney who handles related criminal and civil matters across the state.
Since 1992, Ann has been advocating for her clients both in and out of tough courtrooms of Philadelphia, which has cultivated her craft.
David Strenfel is a highly experienced attorney who focuses on trial advocacy, constitutional law, and criminal defense.
Jonathon Luff has successfully represented countless clients and gain freedom for many wrongfully accused individuals.
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Title I of the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act (42 U.S. Code § 16911) passed in 2006 established the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) that revised sex offender registration systems. In December 2012, Pennsylvania enacted its own version of SORNA, established under 42 Pa.C.S. §§9799.10-9799.41.
Sex offenders are required to comply with strict registration requirements that can vary depending on their criminal records and what kinds of offenses they have been convicted of. Failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements is a felony offense, but people who may be able to modify or terminate sex offender registration requirements if they entered plea agreements before SORNA was implemented.
If you need help complying with sex offender registration requirements or you have been accused of a failure to register, it is in your best interest to retain legal counsel. Ciccarelli Law Offices fights to protect the rights of people accused of sex crimes in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Our West Chester criminal defense attorneys have offices in West Chester, Springfield, Kennett Square, King of Prussia, Lancaster, Malvern, Philadelphia, Plymouth Square, and Radnor. You can receive a free consultation that will let our lawyers review your case as soon as you call (610) 719-3200 today.
Sex offenders are required to provide certain forms of information when registering. Some of this information may be published in the offender’s listing on the Pennsylvania State Police’s website.
Information required during registration that is also published on the website includes:
The website will list all offenses the offender was convicted as well as whether the offender is classified as a sexually violent predator, sexually violent delinquent child, or convicted of a Tier I, Tier II or Tier III sexual offense. Some of the other items that are required of offenders during registration that are not published on the website include:
It is important to note that sex offenders must appear in person at an approved registration site within three business days to report any change in name, residence, employer, school, vehicle ownership, lodging, internet identifiers, or licenses.
Under 42 Pa.C.S. § 9799.14, sexual offenses are classified in a three-tiered system composed of Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III sexual offenses.
People convicted of Tier I offenses are required to register annually (once a year) for 15 years. Tier I includes the following sexual offenses:
People convicted of Tier II offenses are required to register semiannually (twice a year, or once every six months) for 25 years. Tier II includes the following sexual offenses:
People convicted of Tier III offenses are required to register quarterly (four times a year, or once every three months) for life. Tier III includes the following sexual offenses:
A.S. v. Pennsylvania State Police, J-36-2016 — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided this case on August 15, 2016, that Pennsylvania’s former sex offender registration statute, Megan’s Law II, “requires an act, a conviction, and a subsequent act to trigger lifetime registration for multiple offenses otherwise triggering a ten-year period of registration.” Megan’s Law II was succeeded by Megan’s Law III (Act 152 of 2004), which in turn was superseded by SORNA. The appellee pleaded guilty in October2001 to single counts of sexual abuse of children and unlawful contact with a minor stemming from the same incident.
Estimating the Impacts of SORNA in Pennsylvania: The Potential Consequences of Including Juveniles — View the full text of a research report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice and supported by supported by a grant awarded by the National Institute of Justice. The project focuses on Pennsylvania’s version of SORNA and its December 2012 implementation one year after being signed into law. The report covers the evolution of the legislation, descriptions of sex offenders in Pennsylvania, and interviews with justice practitioners.
Are you being required to register as a sex offender in Pennsylvania or are you facing criminal charges for allegedly failing to comply with sex offender registration requirements? Ciccarelli Law Offices helps clients all over Philadelphia County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster County, and Montgomery County.
Our West Chester criminal defense attorneys work as a team to get the most favorable outcomes for people who have been accused of sex offenses or sex offender registration violations. Call (610) 719-3200 or complete an online contact form today to have our lawyers provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case during a free, confidential consultation.