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Tag Archives: SORA

Court of Appeals – People v. Lashway

New York State Court of Appeals SORA – Reclassification Adjournment – Court’s Discretion People v. Lashway No. 94 Judge Pigott Background: At issue is whether the County Court abused its discretion when it denied the defendant’s request for an adjournment ...

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Fourth Department — SORA: People v. Hackett

Appellate Division, Fourth Department SORA Due Process People v. Hackett KA 11-00285 Appealed from Cattaraugus County Court Background: The defendant challenged his Level Three classification under the Sex Offender Registration Act on several grounds. First, that the judge miscalculated the ...

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Fourth Department — SORA: People v. Whyte

Appellate Division, Fourth Department SORA Downward Departure People v. Whyte KA 11-00110 Appealed from Ontario County Court Background: The defendant challenged his Level Two adjudication under the Sex Offender Registration Act. Under the Risk Assessment, the Board of Examiners had ...

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SORA: People v. Myers

Appellate Division, Fourth Department SORA Point Assessment People v. Myers KA 10-01759 Appealed from Niagara County Court Background: Defendant on appeal challenged his Level III high risk offender under the Sex Offender Registration Act. Specifically, he challenged assessment of points ...

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Geneva can’t pre-empt state SORA residency laws

The city of Geneva cannot impose residency requirements for convicted sex offenders that exceed state law. U.S. District Judge Michael A. Telesca of the Western District of New York ruled last week that the state’s Sex Offender Registration Act pre-empts the Ontario County municipality’s local law.

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