Blog Posts in 2016

Students Being Charged With Title IX Violations

What is Title IX? If you have a child in college, or perhaps you are attending college, you have probably heard about Title IX. Title IX is a civil right that prohibits sex discrimination in ...
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Employment & Higher Education When on the Sex Offender Registry

Because §§9.1-905 and 9.1-906 are both concerned with issues relating to employment and education, it is helpful to discuss them in the same section. The major difference between these two ...
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Sex Offenses That Prohibit Entry On School or Other Property

There are few things more precious to us other than our children. Many people required to register on the SOR are abandoned by family and friends and are left without any hope for their future. ...
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Getting off the Sex Offender Registry

Removal of a convicted offender from the SOR is one of the more common issues defense counsel will encounter. The controlling statute is §9.1-910 of The Code of Virginia. This section does not ...
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Sex Offender Registration Procedures

§9.1-903 covers the "how-to's" of registration on the SOR. While most of this section does not warrant further explanation, defense counsel may encounter situations when there is ...
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Reducing the Frequency of Sex Offender Registration

Section 9.1-908 addresses how long a convicted offender is required to register in Virginia. In short, it a non-violent offender is required to register until a Court enters an order lifting this ...
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Failing to Register or Register as a Sex Offender

§§9.1-907 and 18.2-472.1 both deal with violating the registration requirements set forth in earlier sections. The major difference between the two sections is that §9.1-907 is a civil ...
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Sex Offender Reregistration

Once an offender registers on the SOR, they are required to periodically reregister. The topic or reregistration will be explained more fully in the section covering §9.1-907: Reduction in the ...
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Who Is Required & What Offenses Are Required in Sex Offender Registration?

§9.1-901 designates who is required to register on the SOR. This section is relatively straightforward and can be found in Appendix 7-1. Briefly, the following people are required to register on ...
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The Virginia Sexual Offender Registry Explained

The Sex Offender Registry Explained In theory, the Sex Offender and Crimes against Minors Registry (hereinafter referred to as "Registry" or "SOR") "is to assist the efforts ...
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Video Shines the Light on Transgender Discrimination

One of our staff members recently created a video which highlights the violence which is all too often targeted at transgender individuals. People in the LGBT community in Virginia are unfortunately ...
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