Supreme Judicial Court, June 14, 2013

Failure to register as a sex offender, G.L. c. 6, § 178H (a), authorizes the imposition of community parole supervision for life where the sentence is a fine.

A person required to register as a sex offender may still be charged with failure to register under G.L. c. 6, § 178H (a), even if they have not yet been classified by the Sex Offender Registry Board.