York, Pennsylvania, Attorneys for persons appearing before the Sex Offender Assessment Board, SORNA

Sex crimes are devastating for everyone involved.

An accusation or arrest of sexual assault can be very destructive to you personally and professionally, and can follow you for years to come.

The defense attorneys at Marshall & Smith PC have the knowledge and experience needed to address the complex issues that surround a charge of this type. We can protect your rights and ensure you receive an aggresive defense. Call the Law Office of Marshall & Smith, PC for the experience, knowledge and integrity needed for the defense you deserve.



Q:   I've just been charged with a sexual offense, what will happen to me?

A:   These type of crimes are very serious and could potentially impact you the rest of your life. Depending on the nature of the offense, the age of the alleged victim, and your prior record, you could be looking at a very lengthy prison sentence. Please contact the the Law Office at Marshall & Smith, PC, so we can discuss your case in more detail and review with you the potential consequenses you could be facing if convicted.


Q:   I was just told I have to register my address with the police because I am a convicted sex offender. Is there anything I can do to stop it?

A:   Registration is mandatory for some offenses, but not others With the recent implementation of SORNA (Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act) many people who were not required to register are now required to do so, even if you were already sentenced. Please contact the Law Office of Marshall & Smith, PC to see if you have any challenges to being required to register.


Q:   The police want to talk to me about allegations being made against me. What should I do?

A:   Any time the police want to talk to you about possible criminal activity, consult with an attorney first. This is especially true with sex offenses. You are not required to speak with the police, but you may want to make a statement. Before you do anything, call Marshall and Smith, PC, attorneys with experience. Please contact our officeso we can discuss the specifics of your case, and attend any meetings or hearings with you.

If you are convicted of a sexual offense, with the implimentation of SORNA (Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act) you may need to notify authorities of where you live, for the rest of your life. Your name, address, photo, vehicle information, and the crime for which you were convicted will be posted on Pennsylvania's Megan's Law web site and available to the public. Your travel may be restricted. If you are deemed a violent sexual offender, your potential neighbors must be notified before you move into a neighborhood. One consequence of the sexual offender registry is that registered sex offenders find it difficult to find housing and often remain in jail even after they have served their minimum sentences. 

The type of crime, the age of the victim, mandatory reporting, statutes of limitation, the testimony of minors, mandatory sentences, and sex offender assessments are all complicated issues.  When you retain the sex crimes defense lawyers of Marshall & Smith, PC, you can be confident that your future is in good hands.