Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Law Changes
Sex offender registry laws are constantly in a state of flux. New proposals are being considered and old laws are being reviewed and updated. With every new case, lawyers and prosecutors attempt to set new precedents and alter established law. Litigation is frequent before the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court as SORB regulations and statutes are challenged and tweaked.
Skilled And Experienced Boston Sex Offender Law Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts, defense attorney Kate Frame has experience on all sides of cases involving sex crimes. As a former prosecutor, she understands how a prosecuting attorney is or should be investigating and viewing a case, what factors might affect the prosecutor’s sentencing recommendation, and where the weaknesses in a case will lie. As a former SORB member who made classification decisions, she understands the issues these individuals face as they classify petitioners and attempt to make rulings on a variety of unique cases.
Regardless of the level at which you may be registered, it is important to have access to an experienced attorney who is current with the constant changes that characterize this area of the law. Some of these changes can have a very significant impact on your livelihood, including reclassification options or registration requirements. Attorney Frame is committed to giving you the information you need to stay in control of your situation.
Changes to Massachusetts Law
Currently, there are several major changes that are being considered in the legislature. These include:
- A law that could affect and include the distribution of information about level two former sex offenders on the Internet. This is currently reserved for level three sex offenders only.
- A law that could require level two and three former sex offenders to register at the police station within two days of release from custody.
- Expanded information sharing between the SORB and other government agencies.
- Reclassification by the SORB based on new information generally defined as “relevant to a determination of a risk of re-offense or degree of dangerousness.”
- The establishment of a commission to develop evidence-based standards for the assessment and management of sex offenders.
The legal staff at the law offices of Kate Frame are consistently current with the research and with any potential or real changes to sex offender registry law that could affect those in Boston and surrounding communities.