Sex Crime Defense Lawyer Helping People Affected by Megan's Law
Under Pennsylvania's Megan's Law, convicted sex offenders may be required to register with the state. The state then makes this information available to the public in a sex offender registry — disclosing where you live, attend school and are employed in the Commonwealth.
The best way to avoid this registration requirement is to avoid a conviction in the first place. At the Law Office of Niels C. Eriksen Jr., LLC, I can help. I use 10 years of criminal defense experience to help people accused of sex crimes avoid convictions — and the registration requirements they bring under Megan's Law.
Currently, there are two basic types of registration requirements for convicted sex offenders in Pennsylvania:
- Ten-year registration: This requirement forces convicted offenders to register in the communities where they live and work for 10 years.
- Lifetime registration: Lifetime registration imposes a lifetime requirement that you notify the communities where you live and work.
Making It Difficult to Find a Place to Live
More and more in Pennsylvania, townships are passing ordinances to prevent offenders from living within a certain amount of feet of any park, playground or school. Because the prohibited area is so large, this essentially eliminates any sex offender from living in specific areas. More than ever, it is critical to stay off the registry.
Talk to an Attorney About Megan's Law
To arrange a free consultation about your case or about how Megan's Law may affect you, please do not hesitate to contact me today by calling 215-375-7914 or completing my online form.