Failure to Register – Sex Crimes

Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

What Happens if You Do Not Register as Required by Law?

If you have been convicted of sexual assault, child molestation, rape or other sex crimes, you probably have been put on the National Sex Offender Registry.

If so, you are aware that you must therefore follow certain rules and register annually to update any changes in your personal status, such as your address or phone number.

Not registering can be as serious a crime as committing any other crime – the penalties can be severe, including a maximum ten year prison sentence and a $25,000 fine.

If you or your loved one has not complied with the registry or has failed to register as a sex offender, your first step should be seeking legal counsel.

An aggressive and experienced sex crime lawyer in Pennsylvania can help. Attorney Wana Saadzoi has been successfully winning sex crime cases and can help you navigate the legal system and fight for your rights and freedom. Call her for a free case evaluation – 610-566-5956.

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SORNA refers to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act which is Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006

This Act requires that convicted sex offenders provide contact information to their local / State law enforcement officials on a three-month, six-month or yearly basis.

The following information is required on the national sex offender registry:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Phone Number;
  • E-mail addresses;
  • Social media profile information;
  • Employment information;
  • Vehicle information and license plate number;
  • Other details may be requested by law.

Depending on what type of crime was committed, you will either be required to register once a year for 15 years or every six months for 25 years or every three months for the rest of your life

Section 2250 of Title 18, United States Code makes it a federal offense for sex offenders required to register with SORNA to knowingly fail to register or update their registration.

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When convicted sex offender fails to register as a sex offender, as required by law, they face a heavy fine and a maximum of ten years in prison. This is true if you do not register, or if you do not update the information

For instance, if you move, you need to update the new address – otherwise you face up to ten years in prison.

If a convicted offender commits a violent crime and then also fails to register, he or she faces up to 30 years in prison, plus fines.

You can see it is very important to ensure that your contact information is properly updated. If you fail to give an accurate address, this could be seen as failure to comply.

In addition, if a probation officer has requested registration information, it must be provided in a reasonable amount of time, or this could also be seen as failure to comply.

If you are thought to be in violation of SORNA, you can have a warrant out for your arrest.

In addition, if you fail to comply with certain registration requirements, like attending counseling sessions, you also may face penalties within Pennsylvania. Title 18 § 4915.1 of the PA Code details this requirements.

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Attorney Wana Saadzoi has successfully won many sex crime cases in Pennsylvania and she will fight to have your charges reduced or dismissed. She is a tough Pennsylvania sex crime lawyer who represents people accused of sex crimes like sexual assault, indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, lewd behavior, and other serious sex crimes.

She is a former prosecutor who understands both sides of the courtroom. She understands the tactics a prosecutor may use and how to argue against them and find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.

If you were charged with failure to register in Pennsylvania, having a tough, experienced sex crime lawyer by your side could make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

Attorney Wana Saadzoi will work tirelessly on your behalf to defend your rights. She will build the best defense strategy possible and will unyieldingly defend your character and your good name.

She understands that your life and your freedom are important to you and your family and she will do everything possible to defend your rights.


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When your life and future are at stake, you want the most experienced and dedicated sex crime attorney for the job – and that is Attorney Wana Saadzoi.

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