Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) Hearings and Representation

If you need representation for Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) Hearings, Attorney Elikann can help.

Under Massachusetts law people convicted of certain sex offenses are required to provide their home and work address to the Sex Offender Registry. Failure to do this is a criminal offense and can result in a conviction which carries a possible sentence to county jail or state prison.

This information can’t be disseminated to the public until that sex offender has a classification hearing to determine at what level he will be. One has a right to be represented by an attorney at the classification hearing. Your classification is very important and you a have right to contest the states opinion of your level.

There are three classification levels. Level 1; Level 2; and Level 3.

Sex Offenders: Level 1 

Where the Sex Offender Registry Board determines that the risk of reoffense by an offender is low and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public by that offender is not such that a public safety interest is served by public availability, the Board shall give that offender a Level 1 designation.

Information on Level 1 offenders will not be available to the public. Neither the police nor the Board have authority to disseminate information to the general public identifying a Level 1 offender.

Sex Offenders: Level 2

Where the Board determines that the risk of reoffense is moderate and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a public safety interest is served by public availability of registration information, it shall give a level 2 designation to the sex offender.

The public shall have access to the information regarding a level 2 offender through the Local Police Departments and through the Sex Offender Registry Board. But a member of the public must actively seek this information through a request as it will not be otherwise disseminated to the public

Sex Offenders: Level 3

Where the Board determines that the risk of reoffense is high and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active dissemination, it shall give a level 3 designation to the sex offender. This information can be given out to the public through a number of ways such as through the media. Also, as with a level 2 offender, a member of the public can request this information through the local police departments or through the Sex Offender Registry Board.

If you need representation before the board for any sex offender issue including a classification hearing, contact Attorney Peter Elikann. Attorney Elikann has represented numerous people before the board and helped them reduce their classification to Level 1. Your inquiry will be kept 100% Confidential and private.

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