Sex Offenses

Sex offenses in Pennsylvania run the gamut from misdemeanor offenses such as indecent exposure and certain varieties of indecent assault to first degree felony offenses such as rape and aggravated indecent assault.  Like many other crimes, a conviction will likely have serious and substantial consequences regardless of the grading.  Unlike other crimes, a conviction for a sex offense has a particularly stigmatizing effect and will require registration with the Pennsylvania State Police. 

Registration

Pennsylvania requires that individuals who have been convicted of certain sexual offenses register with the Pennsylvania State Police.  The period for registration is either for ten years or for life.  Which registration category a person falls into depends upon what offense they have been convicted of, whether they have additional convictions for sex offenses and whether they have been designated as a sexually violent predator.  All registrants are required to provide the State Police information concerning current and intended residences, employment and schooling.  Registrants must promptly update the State Police of any changes in residence, employment or schooling.  The rules regarding registration requirements and updating the State Police of any changes are very specific and any violation of the registration requirements itself constitutes a felony offense.  For this reason, if these requirements apply to you or a member of you family, I strongly encourage you to consult an attorney with any questions you have concerning your specific circumstances and what is required of you. 

Whether you or a member of your family has been charged with a sex offense, having an experienced attorney on your side is critical to your ability to defend yourself against the government’s allegations.  I have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve the best possible results.  Call 412-238-4050 or click here to schedule a free consultation and we can discuss the specific circumstances of your case.  I offer flexible office hours, including evenings to work around your schedule.  I look forward to meeting you and discussing with you how I can help.