Megan's Law

Meeting the requirements under Megan’s law can be difficult and the penalties are harsh if you don’t. A Philadelphia-based Megan’s Law attorney may be able to help you.

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a person found guilty of certain sex crimes are required to register as a sex offender with the Pennsylvania State Police Megan’s Law Section. These crimes may include:

  • Sexual assault 
  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Kidnapping or criminal restraint related to sexual assault
  • Enticing or luring
  • Engaging in sexual conduct with a child

Megan’s law registries are made available to the public and are searchable on the internet, making it easy for anyone to find who you are, where you live and that you were convicted of a sex crime. This law can affect you for the rest of your life, long after you’ve satisfied the court ordered requirements as part of your sentencing.

If you are registered as a sex offender, you must notify the Pennsylvania State Police of any address change, termination or other change of employment or an enrollment or change in enrollment at an educational institution within 48 hours of the change. 

Can You Avoid Registering Under Megan’s Law With The Help Of A Philadelphia Megan’s Law Attorney?

There are ways to terminate or modify your reporting requirements under Megan’s Law, but to do so requires the expertise of a skilled Megan’s Law lawyer from Philadelphia who specializes in Megan’s Law cases. At the Law Firm of Schrom & Shaffer, P.C., we understand how difficult life can be after being convicted of a sex crime. We have the experience necessary to petition the court to change your Megan’s Law reporting requirements.