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Lee Ciccarelli

Lee Ciccarelli

Lee Ciccarelli is the founder and managing partner of Ciccarelli Law Offices with over two decades experience as a practicing attorney.

Joshua Tebay

Joshua Tebay

Joshua Tebay is an experienced attorney and former prosecutor licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Michael E. Houghton

Michael E. Houghton

Michael E. Houghton brings both passion and enthusiasm to criminal defense through his extensive knowledge and experience.

Timothy Kraeer

Timothy Kraeer

Timothy Kraeer is a highly experienced traffic attorney who handles related criminal and civil matters across the state.

Ann DelCollo

Ann DelCollo

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

David Strenfel

David Strenfel is a highly experienced attorney who focuses on trial advocacy, constitutional law, and criminal defense.

Jonathon Luff

Jonathon Luff

Jonathon Luff has successfully represented countless clients and gain freedom for many wrongfully accused individuals.

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304 North High Street West Chester, PA 19380
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1515 Market St., #200 Philadelphia, PA 19102
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135 East State St. Kennett Square, PA 19380
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600 West Germantown Pike Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
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1489 Baltimore Pike Ste 221 Springfield, PA 19064
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101 Lindenwood Dr, Ste 225 Malvern, PA 19355
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150 N. Radnor Chester Rd Ste. F200, Radnor, PA 19087
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313 West Liberty St., Ste 341 Lancaster, PA 17603
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Sex Offender Registration

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.

Lawyer for Sex Offender Registration in West Chester, PA

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.


Chester County Sex Offender Registration Information Center


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Sex Offender Registration Requirements in Pennsylvania

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:

  • Name and all known aliases;
  • Year of birth;
  • Street address, municipality, county, state, and zip code of all residences and intended residences where an individual resides or is domiciled or intends to be domiciled for 30 consecutive days or more during a calendar year;
  • Street address, municipality, county, state, and zip code of any location at which an individual is enrolled as a student;
  • Street address, municipality, county, state, and zip code of a fixed location where an individual is employed (as well as the name of the employer), or the general areas of work if the individual is not employed at a fixed address;
  • Submit to photographs, the last eight of which appear on the website; and
  • License plate number and description of all vehicles owned or operated by the individual, including watercraft and aircraft.

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:

  • All internet identifiers or designations used by the individual for purposes of routing or self-identification in internet communications or postings;
  • All cell phone numbers and any other designations used by the individual for purposes of routing or self-identification in telephonic communications;
  • Social Security number;
  • The specific location, including street address, where an offender is staying when away from his or her residence for seven or more days, including the specific length of time and the dates during which the individual will be temporarily lodged;
  • Passport and documents establishing immigration status;
  • Information relating to occupational and professional licensing, including type of license held and the license number; and
  • Form signed by the individual acknowledging his or her obligations.

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.


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Sex Offender Classification in Chester County

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.

Tier I

People convicted of Tier I offenses are required to register annually (once a year) for 15 years. Tier I includes the following sexual offenses:

  • Unlawful restraint, 18 Pa.C.S. § 2902;
  • False imprisonment, 18 Pa.C.S. § 2903(b);
  • Interference with custody of children, 18 Pa.C.S. § 2904;
  • Luring a child into a motor vehicle or structure; 18 Pa.C.S. § 2910;
  • Institutional sexual assault, 18 Pa.C.S. § 3124.2(a);
  • Corruption of minors, 18 Pa.C.S. § 6301(a)(1)(ii);
  • Sexual abuse of children, 18 Pa.C.S. § 6312(d);
  • Invasion of privacy, 18 Pa.C.S. § 7507.1;
  • Video voyeurism, 18 U.S.C. § 1801;
  • Certain activities relating to material involving the sexual exploitation of minors, 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(4);
  • Certain activities relating to material constituting or containing child pornography, 18 U.S.C. § 2252A;
  • Misleading domain names on the Internet, 18 U.S.C. § 2252B;
  • Misleading words or digital images on the Internet, 18 U.S.C. § 2252C;
  • Coercion and enticement, (16)  18 U.S.C. § 2422(a);
  • Transportation of minors, 18 U.S.C. § 2423(b) and 18 U.S.C. § 2423(c);
  • Filing factual statement about alien individual, 18 U.S.C. § 2424;
  • Use of interstate facilities to transmit information about a minor, 18 U.S.C. § 2425;
  • A comparable military offense or similar offense under the laws of another jurisdiction or foreign country or under a former law of this Commonwealth;
  • An attempt, conspiracy or solicitation to commit an offense listed above; and
  • A conviction for a sexual offense in another jurisdiction or foreign country that is not set forth in this section, but nevertheless requires registration under a sexual offender statute in the jurisdiction or foreign country.

Tier II

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:

  • Trafficking in individuals, 18 Pa.C.S. § 3011(b);
  • Statutory sexual assault, 18 Pa.C.S. § 3122.1(a)(2);
  • Institutional sexual assault, 18 Pa.C.S. § 3124.2(a.2) and (a.3);
  • Indecent assault, 18 Pa.C.S. § 3126(a)(2), (3), (4), (5), (6) or (8);
  • Prostitution and related offenses, 18 Pa.C.S. § 5902(b.1);
  • Obscene and other sexual materials and performances, 18 Pa.C.S. § 5903(a)(3)(ii), (4)(ii), (5)(ii) or (6);
  • Sexual abuse of children, 18 Pa.C.S. § 6312(b) and (c);
  • Unlawful contact with minor, 18 Pa.C.S. § 6318;
  • Sexual exploitation of children, 18 Pa.C.S. § 6320;
  • Sex trafficking of children by force, fraud, or coercion, 18 U.S.C. § 1591;
  • Sexual abuse of a minor or ward, 18 U.S.C. § 2243;
  • Abusive sexual contact where the victim is 13 years of age or older but under 18 years of age, 18 U.S.C. § 2244;
  • Sexual exploitation of children, 18 U.S.C. § 2251;
  • Selling or buying of children, 18 U.S.C. § 2251A;
  • Certain activities relating to material involving the sexual exploitation of minors, 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(1), (2) or (3);
  • Production of sexually explicit depictions of a minor for importation into the United States, 18 U.S.C. § 2260;
  • Transportation generally, 18 U.S.C. § 2421;
  • Coercion and enticement, 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b);
  • Transportation of minors, 18 U.S.C. § 2423(a);
  • A comparable military offense or similar offense under the laws of another jurisdiction or foreign country or under a former law of this Commonwealth; and
  • An attempt, conspiracy or solicitation to commit an offense listed above.

Tier III

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:

  • Kidnapping, 18 Pa.C.S. § 2901(a.1);
  • Rape, 18 Pa.C.S. § 3121;
  • Statutory sexual assault, 18 Pa.C.S. § 3122.1(b);
  • Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, 18 Pa.C.S. § 3123;
  • Institutional sexual assault, 18 Pa.C.S. § 3124.2(a.1);
  • Aggravated indecent assault, 18 Pa.C.S. § 3125;
  • Indecent assault, 18 Pa.C.S. § 3126(a)(7);
  • Incest, 18 Pa.C.S. § 4302(b);
  • Aggravated sexual abuse, 18 U.S.C. § 2241;
  • Sexual abuse, 18 U.S.C. § 2242;
  • Abusive sexual contact where the victim is under 13 years of age, 18 U.S.C. § 2244;
  • A comparable military offense or similar offense under the laws of another jurisdiction or country or under a former law of this Commonwealth;
  • An attempt, conspiracy or solicitation to commit an offense listed above; and
  • Two or more convictions of offenses listed as Tier I or Tier II sexual offenses.

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Pennsylvania Sex Offender Registration Resources

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.


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Ciccarelli Law Offices | West Chester Sex Offender Registration Lawyer

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.


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