Convicted sex offenders might be the most closely watched people in the community. Once a registered sex offender, anyone can identify a sex offender’s identity by logging on the Pennsylvania sex offender registry. Photos and addresses pop up on the screen in seconds.
However, once released into the community, sex offenders have served their time and paid their debt to society. There are many support groups in Pennsylvania that will providing support and encouragement for formerly incarcerated sex offenders as they seek reentry into the community.
In addition, it is important to know your rights as a registered sex offender. Often times, sex offenders are victims of police profiling and employment discrimination. You have rights as a registered sex offender. Although you may be obligated to maintain registration for a number of years and may be restricted from working in certain fields, this should not prohibit you from integrating into the community. It is important to know your rights. An experienced criminal law attorney can inform you of your rights.