Reply To: Penn. Supreme Court nixes lifetime registration for some

Josef K.

From the above article,
“Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico said that the high court’s decision likely will have an impact on plea negotiations… The difference in registration requirements – some offenses carry registration terms as low as 15 years – can prompt a defendant to plead guilty to a lesser sex crime to avoid the lifetime registration.

“The biggest impact will be with plea negotiations,” Marsico said. “These registration requirements are often at issue.”

That’s why I took a plea deal in ’98, then they changed the terms. I plead to 10 years registration and now it’s lifetime.

They’ll do it again.