Sex dating in bethlehem pennsylvania
As I have stated on other posts on this site, I am currently fighting (with my lawyer) as to whether or not I should be required to register. This was LITERALLY the first that I had heard of this new requirement.
Some examples of collateral consequences include loss of the right to vote, enlist in the armed services, or own a firearm.
The Court cited the various new requirements, and also stated two other factors that influenced their decision: 1) the procedures for registration and classification of sex offenders were placed within Ohio's criminal code, and 2) failure to comply with certain registration requirements subjected an offender to criminal prosecution. 10, as applied to defendants who committed sex offenses prior to its enactment, violates Section 28, Article II of the Ohio Constitution, which prohibits the General Assembly from passing retroactive laws." A video of the oral argument that was administered prior to the decision is below.
Some notable comments in this analysis include: "The stigma attached to sex offenders is significant, and the potential exists for ostracism and harassment, as the Cook court recognized. In a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court case (Commonwealth v.
Therefore, I do not believe that we can continue to label these proceedings as civil in nature. Abraham 2012), the court analyzed whether the appellant's losing his pension unknowingly as a result of a plea bargain was a collateral consequence.
These restraints on liberty are the consequences of specific criminal convictions and should be recognized as part of the punishment that is imposed as a result of the offender's actions.’ "When we consider all the changes enacted by S. 10 in aggregate, we conclude that imposing the current registration requirements on a sex offender whose crime was committed prior to the enactment of S. Although this case is not directly related to the issue at hand, the court discussed an analysis to determine whether a provision is punitive, or civil.If you will be negatively affected by these new laws, we suggest that you contact the Pennsylvania chapter of RSOL (reform sex offender laws) to join the fight, and/or contact the Pennsylvania ACLU to learn about any current appeals that may be planned. Shrager in Pittsburgh, PA have been successful in precluding Megan's Law registration in some cases.