Sex Offender Registration
One of the most serious aspects of a conviction for a sex crime is a requirement to register as a sex offender. Ideally this consequence should be considered prior to the disposition of the charge for which the individual has to register. Unfortunately, many lawyers do not understand or grasp the seriousness of having to register as a sex offender, Attorney Erickson does.
One often asks “Why is an attorney necessary before the board?” An attorney is necessary for many reasons but the most important reason is that a determination of a sex offender level of registration is a complicated decision based on sophisticated dangerousness and recidivism research. The petitioner needs an experienced attorney like Attorney Erickson who has this specialized experience when appearing before the Sex Offender Registry Board.
It is also important to have an attorney since many of the Sex Offender Registry Boards laws, rules, and regulation are subject to an attack on Federal and State constitutional grounds. For example, the Sex Offender Registry Board claim that certain offenses require lifetime registration, but under the decisions of the appellate courts in Massachusetts this is simply not so. A Sex Offender Registry Board experienced attorney will be able to press this point.
Attorney Erickson has been successful in reducing classification levels at SORB hearings and obtaining new successful classification hearings on appeal. Recently, he had a client relieved of his lifetime registration requirement. Each step in the registration process is critical and time sensitive. a Attorney Erickson is ready to assist you, call him today.