Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Juvenile Sex Offender Law Unwise, But Not Unconstitutional

Las Vegas attorneys understand that the true purpose of a state law might not be readily apparent. A case in point is a Nevada statute requiring juveniles convicted of certain sex crimes to register, in the same manner as adults, with law enforcement agencies as sex offenders.

A challenge to the constitutionality of the law failed when the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that the law probably did nothing to deter crime but, as ineffective and misguided as the law might be, it was constitutional. The court acknowledged that the sole purpose of the statute appeared to be an effort by the state to secure federal funding.

1 comment:

  1. Juveniles should NOT have sex. That's the best answer to the sex offender law.