Sex Offender Registry Board Classification Proceedings

SORB Classifications

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