Reply To: AWA Loses in Pennsylvania’s Highest Court

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Chuck

@Brian,
I believe 1952 does not hurt you as opposed to helping you. It merely acknowledges your time has expired and SORNA cannot be applied to you. See the difference? The only thing 1952 does is what they have supposed to all along. I will also be removed given that 1952 acknowledges that with 1952 there were no 10 yr periods, and since I was sentenced pre-sorna, I cannot be held to a higher registration period. Also, Commonwealth v. Neiman took care of Megan’s Law 3.
However, we need to dissolve the registry for all. Once you have finished your probation, parole, and/or prison sentence, you should be allowed to move on with your life. Remember, the law is supposed to be a sword and a shield.You need forgiveness just as much as you need punishment.
I look forward to seeing the changes that will be made to 1952. Hopefully, they will realize they are mobilizing an army against themselves. No one wants to be treated unfairly by retroactive laws.