In Pennsylvania, it is mandated under Megan's Law that those convicted of certain offenses, most sexual offenses such as rape and indecent assault, must register with the state police, among other requirements.
State laws in the United States vary when it comes to sexual abuse charges. In the state of Pennsylvania, there are important distinctions between sexual assault and rape that a defendant should be aware of to properly understand their case. In addition, there are various types of sexual assault and rape that someone could be charged with.
In the criminal justice system, people charged with a crime are entitled to a defense. In Philadelphia, the dedicated attorneys who defend the accused are members of an elite law firm known as Scarpello & LaTour. These are their stories.