Silver Spring, MD asked in Constitutional Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Internet Law and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania

Q: i am a sex offender recently released from a Penna. prison. I am now serving 5 years special probation and am being

required to attend a counciling service that requires you sign a document saying you are not allowed to use the internet . I HAVE NEVER USED internet for improper purposes. There are various reasons i must have internet access. If i use the internet i will be dismissed from counciling and then be in violation of my probation and be sent to jail. They told me all the counciling services require you sign giving up your right to use the internet. Is this improper or illegal what there doing?Packingham VS North Carolina 6/17/17 Supreme Court seems to say perhaps. What are my current rights.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: It's not but the way around it is to get a modification of the order allowing you use of the internet however it will have to be limited, you will likely have to allow others access to your computer and any and all passwords you have so they can make sure you aren't useing this in an untoward way.

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