Reply To: AWA Loses in Pennsylvania’s Highest Court – Discussion Continued

Terry Brunson

The version of Megan’s Law or SORNA that was in effect when the triggering offense occurred controls your registration.

Let’s stress something again. The date your offense occurred controls your registration. Not the date you were released from prison, probation, parole, work release or even received notice from the State Police that you need to register. The date the offense happened… nothing else. So, if you were convicted of an offense prior to 1996, there is a very good likelihood that you don’t belong on the registry in the first place. Also, if you were convicted between April 1996 and May 2000, there’s a very good likelihood as well that you either do not have to register or only have to register for 10 years…not 15…not 25…not for a Lifetime.