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Defense Attorney for SORNA Cases in Richmond

SORNA, or the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, or SORNA, was written in order to standardize registration and notification requirements across the country for those convicted of sex crimes. It also provides for increased offender accountability and sanctions for noncompliance.

This can include up to one year in jail for failing to register promptly when any change in address occurs. For a person charged with a sexual crime, life is never easy thereafter, even after having served your time. You will be viewed as a sexual predator and will be first to be suspected of any sex crime near your home. If you are charged with a sex crime where you are considered to be "sexually dangerous " and are labeled as such by the Attorney General, you can face civil commitment, which in effect prevents you from being released from jail even after you have served your sentence. If you or someone you know is facing this type of a sex crime charge, immediately contact a Richmond criminal defense attorney for assistance in defending your case.

Consequences of the SORNA Act

If the SORNA act applies to you, you will need a skilled and highly experienced defense lawyer working on your behalf. Facing a possible life sentence for a sex crime can ruin your future. Retaining The Law Office of Debra D. Corcoran, can begin the needed actions of formulating a defense strategy that will seek to reduce the charges or even have them dismissed, depending on the nature of the evidence against you and how it was obtained. Our firm has over 20 years experience and attorney Debra D. Corcoran is certified in capital crimes, providing you with the effective legal defense you will need for such a serious charge. Contact our office right away so we may discuss your best legal options.

Contact a Richmond defense attorney when facing a civil commitment charge.