Action Item for EVRYONE! A Virginia Court of Appeals Ruling was Based on One Word in Virginia Code § 9.1-903. that Virginia Has Never Implemented, So the Ruling is Incorrect.
Almost a week and a half ago the Court of Appeals of Virginia made a ruling that a Virginia Sex Offender Registry mandate/requirement is NOT punitive.
I only learned of this ruling yesterday when I found an article on VA Lawyers Weekly that I was unable to read because I don’t have a subscription.
Sex offender registry law not punitive https://valawyersweekly.com/2018/02/08/sex-offender-registry-law-not-punitive/
Here is the ruling http://www.courts.state.va.us/opinions/opncavwp/0152172.pdf it’s only 13 pages long, it’s easy to read and I suggest EVERY RSO and the loved one of an RSO read it.
It’s about the Virginia law that mandates Registered Sex Offenders have only 30 minutes to register any changes in their email addresses in-person.
Why do I want you to read it?
Because on page 12 it says VA Code states an offender can update their email address either in person or electronically so the 2011 Snyder decision from Michigan does not apply to Baugh.
This is false.