If you’ve been convicted of certain sex offenses you might have to register with the Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB). SORB classifies former offenders as Level 1, 2 or 3. Each classification level triggers differing degrees of registration requirements and different rules about how much of your information will be shared with the public.
- Level 1 – your information will not be shared with the public.
- Level 2 – your name, photograph, address, and the name of the offense you were convicted of will be shared with the public, including on the internet.
- Level 3 – your information will be on the internet, posters with your name and photograph can be displayed in public places, and police can even go door-to-door in your neighborhood and tell everyone there is a sex offender living close by.
In other words…the stakes are enormous. Laura has extensive experience representing clients at all stages of SORB classification hearings:
- Initial Classifications
- SORB Initiated Upward Reclassifications
- Requests for Downward Reclassification or Termination
- Judicial Appeals to Superior Court
- Appeals to the Massachusetts Appeals Court