In prosecuting the charge of failure to register as a sex offender, a prosecutor must ensure that the offense is charged accurately, acquire the correct documentation from the police department and Sex Offender Registry Board, determine how these documents can be offered into evidence and request an appropriate sentence upon conviction. In this forty minute webinar, Assistant District Attorney Marianne Shelvey from the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, will cover the nuts and bolts of preparing, proving and sentencing in failure to register cases. She will also cover recent court decisions; including, Commonwealth v. Albino, 81 Mass. App. Ct. 736 (2012); Commonwealth v. Williamson, SJC-11132 (July 9, 2012); Commonwealth v. Kateley, 461 Mass. 575 (2012); Commonwealth v. Fox, 81 Mass. App. Ct. 244 (2012).
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