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Criminal – Sex Offender Registration – ‘Knowing’ Failure (access required)

A defendant who admitted he failed to register as a convicted sex offender cannot overturn his conviction for this offense under Va. Code § 18.2-472.1(B) by claiming the prosecution did not show that he “knowingly” failed to timely re-register, the Court of Appeals says. Defendant claims he never received the form for re-registration in the ...