Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Argued February 16, 2010

Before RUIZ, GLICKMAN and THOMPSON, Associate Judges.

On March 27, 2009, the Superior Court convicted appellant, John Sullivan, of failure to register as a sex offender, in violation of the District of Columbia Sex Offender Registration Act of 1999 (“SORA” or “the Act”). See D.C. Code §§ 22-4014, 22-4015 (2001).*fn1 Appellant challenges his conviction on the ground that he was not required to register under SORA because, prior to the statute’s enactment, he was released from custody in connection with the sex offense of which he was convicted, and because his post-SORA conviction of driving without a license is not the type of offense that could bring him within the reach of the Act. The government argues that appellant waived this argument by stipulating at trial that he is required to register under SORA and by failing to seek judicial review of his sex-offender designation within the time described in section 5 of SORA (D.C. Code § 22-4004). As to the merits of appellant’s claim, the government contends that appellant’s post-SORA conviction of driving without a permit did render him subject to the SORA registration requirements. We are unpersuaded by the government’s waiver arguments, but we agree that appellant’s post-SORA conviction brought him within the reach of the Act, and we therefore affirm the judgment of conviction.

Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.

More From ALM

Premium Subscription

With this subscription you will receive unlimited access to high quality, online, on-demand premium content from well-respected faculty in the legal industry. This is perfect for attorneys licensed in multiple jurisdictions or for attorneys that have fulfilled their CLE requirement but need to access resourceful information for their practice areas.
View Now

Team Accounts

Our Team Account subscription service is for legal teams of four or more attorneys. Each attorney is granted unlimited access to high quality, on-demand premium content from well-respected faculty in the legal industry along with administrative access to easily manage CLE for the entire team.
View Now

Bundle Subscriptions

Gain access to some of the most knowledgeable and experienced attorneys with our 2 bundle options! Our Compliance bundles are curated by CLE Counselors and include current legal topics and challenges within the industry. Our second option allows you to build your bundle and strategically select the content that pertains to your needs. Both options are priced the same.
View Now

Pennsylvania Legal Awards (PALA) 2023

June 14, 2023

The Legal Intelligencer honors lawyers leaving a mark on the legal community in Pennsylvania with their dedication to law.

Learn More

Consulting Top Consultants 2023

June 15, 2023
New York, NY

Consulting Magazine identifies consultants that have the biggest impact on their clients, firms and the profession.

Learn More

Southeastern Legal Awards (SLA) 2023

June 22, 2023

The Daily Report is honoring those attorneys and judges who have made a remarkable difference in the legal profession.

Learn More

Enterprise Applications Engineer

COLE SCHOTZ P.C.ENTERPRISE APPICATIONS ENGINEER: NEW JERSEY OFFICE: Prominent mid-Atlantic law firm with multiple regional office locations...

Apply Now ›

Litigation Paralegal

COLE SCHOTZ P.C.LITIGATION PARALEGAL - NEW JERSEY OFFICE: Prominent mid-Atlantic law firm with multiple regional office locations seeks ...

Apply Now ›

Trusts and Estates Associate Milford, CT

The Law Offices of Charles L. Kurmay seeks an associate attorney. While we have locations in Milford, and Madison, CT, and a presence in the...

Apply Now ›



Lawyers of Distinction would like to announce...

View Announcement ›



It is our privilege & honor to announce the addition of Steven H. Cohen, Patricia Z. Boguslawski, Evan D. Baker & Kelly A. Conlon as new partners of DAVIS, SAPERSTEIN & SALOMON, P.C.

View Announcement ›



FERRO LABELLA & WEISS LLC would like to announce that....

View Announcement ›