Under Megan’s Law or SORNA, those convicted of certain sex offenders are automatically required to register as a sex offender.  Based on the type of offense and number of counts, the person’s length of registration and registration requirements are based under which tier the offense falls.  Listed below are the different tiers, the lengths of reporting associated with the tier, and example of what offenses are under that tier:

Tier 1 (15 years): unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, or luring child into a motor vehicle.

Tier 2 (25 years): certain subsections of statutory sexual assault, institutional sexual assault, certain subsections of indecent assault, promoting prostitution of a minor.

Tier 3 (Life): kidnapping, rape, certain subsections of statutory sexual assault, IDSI, or those convicted of two or more tier 1 or 2 offenses.

Non-SORNA (no registration): statutory sexual assault if the defendant is at least 4 but less than 8 years older than the complainant, incest if the complainant is over 18 years of age OR if the complainant is between 13 and 18 years of age and the offender is less than 4 years older, simple or aggravated assaults.