Monday, August 9, 2010

Chicago Criminal attorney comments on the new Sex Offender Registration Law

Chicago criminal defense attorney believes there will be an awful lot of unknowing violators based on the change in law for Sex Offender Registration.
From SB3084:
Amends the Sex Offender Registration Act. Provides that a person is required to register as a sex offender who was not previously required to register before the effective date of this amendatory Act because the sex offense that the person committed occurred before a specified date. Requires that person to register within 5 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act. Provides that if the person is confined, institutionalized, or imprisoned in Illinois on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act, he or she shall register in person with the local law enforcement agency within 5 days of discharge, parole, or release. Provides for the duration of the registration. Effective immediately.
This is going to be a disaster for defendants and the court system.  Can you imagine finding the sex offender, who didn't have to register, to notify them that now they have to register?

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