Syracuse, NY asked in Criminal Law for New York

Q: If a sex offender in nys already lives across from a school will he be required to move with probation

I'm his wife and we have kids. We can't afford to move so I was wondering what will happen

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Charles Oliver Wolff
Charles Oliver Wolff
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Trumansburg, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: The Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), by itself, does not regulate where a registered offender can live. But probation or parole can, and often does, require that a registered sex offender not reside within 1,000 feet of a school or other child care facility. This is a matter that is usually decided on a case-by-case basis, and depends upon the gravity of the offense and the SORA level of the offender.

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