Are you Legally Required to Tell Someone You Have Herpes in Pennsylvania?

No, in Pennsylvania you are generally not legally required to tell someone you have herpes. However, if you knowingly engage in sexual activity with that person, you could face criminal and civil penalties for failing to tell the person you have herpes.  Therefore, if you… read more

Are There Defenses To A Sex Crime Charge?

To determine the best defense strategies to implement when defending against a sex crime allegation, you must thoroughly understand the Pennsylvania sex offender laws, the statute of limitations, technical defenses, and other defenses used to challenge the credibility of the government’s evidence and witnesses. Retaining… read more

What Is A Level 2 Sex Offender in West Chester, PA?

If you have been charged with a sex offense in West Chester, PA, you may be required to register as a sex offender if you are convicted. A registered sex offender is someone who has been convicted of a criminal sexual act that requires registration… read more

What Is Unlawful Contact with a Minor?

Technological advances over the past couple of decades have allowed federal and Pennsylvania authorities to expand the techniques that they can use to catch people who participate in sex crimes on the internet involving children. As these sting operations are depicted on television shows such… read more

“SORNA” Act (Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act)

Many sexually related offenses fall under the “SORNA” Act (Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act). SORNA states which offenses create a requirement for a convicted individual to register as a sex offender.  SORNA also provides the length of registration that is required depending on the… read more