Coercion precludes discretion in juvenile offender registration (access required)

PROVIDENCE, RI -- The Rhode Island Supreme Court has held that a Family Court judge did not have the discretion to waive the sex offender registration requirements of a juvenile adjudicated delinquent on two charges of second-degree child molestation. The respondent in the case, “B.H.,” relied on the language of G.L. §11-37.1-4(j) in arguing for a ...

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