Andrew Crouch

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Date registered: February 2, 2011

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  1. Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board Updates Its Regulations — February 26, 2016
  2. Massachusetts Changes Classification Standard For Sex Offenders — February 26, 2016
  3. Recent Changes To Massachusetts Reclassification Of Sex Offenders — January 25, 2014
  4. Supreme Judicial Court Considers Whether To Place Level 2 Offenders On The Internet — January 25, 2014
  5. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Tells Sex Offender Registry Board To Consider Gender As A Classification Factor — January 25, 2014

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Feb
26

Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board Updates Its Regulations

The Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board recently implemented a substantial revision to its long outdated regulations. This revision follows many years of direction and then criticism from the state’s highest courts, including the Supreme Judicial Court in numerous decisions. The new regulations reflect the recent Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in John Doe No. 380316 vs.… Continue reading »

Feb
26

Massachusetts Changes Classification Standard For Sex Offenders

In a major decision that is likely to fundamentally change the classification of sex offenders in Massachusetts, the Supreme Judicial Court recently struck down the Sex Offender Registry Board’s use of the preponderance of evidence standard in classification hearings. In John Doe No. 380316 vs. Sex Offender Registry Board, 473 Mass. 297 (2015), the court… Continue reading »

Jan
25

Recent Changes To Massachusetts Reclassification Of Sex Offenders

Since 2013, the Massachusetts has changed a number of laws related to the classification and reclassification of Massachusetts Level 2 sex offenders. For those individuals seeking sex offender reclassification in Massachusetts, it is important to be aware of these changes. Where reclassification hearing were once decided entirely on paper by the entire Sex Offender Registry… Continue reading »

Jan
25

Supreme Judicial Court Considers Whether To Place Level 2 Offenders On The Internet

The Supreme Judicial Court recently heard the case of Michael Moe & others vs. Chair of the Sex Offender Registry Board, SJC-11520, in which the court will decide: Whether a July, 2013 amendment to the Sex Offender Registry Law — which requires that sex offender registry information of level two sex offenders now be published… Continue reading »

Jan
25

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Tells Sex Offender Registry Board To Consider Gender As A Classification Factor

The Associated Press reports that the Supreme Judicial Court overturned the classification of a former escort service manager as a low-level sex offender, finding that the state’s Sex Offender Registry Board should have considered research showing women are less likely than men to commit new sex offenses. Boston sex offender attorney Andrew Crouch filed an… Continue reading »

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