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Probation Counts as SORNA ‘Conviction’ (access required)

Although the court imposed probation and withheld adjudication upon defendant’s plea of no contest to a charge of attempted sexual battery on a child, defendant’s status qualifies as a conviction for purposes of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act because it resulted in penal consequences; the 4th Circuit affirms defendant’s conviction for traveling in ...