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Is Lifetime Sex Offender Monitoring Too Harsh?

South Carolina Supreme Court justices are reconsidering a case involving lifetime sex offender offender

According to WIS, Jennifer Dykes was ordered to wear a sex offender monitoring device for the rest of her life after a probation violation stemming from a previous conviction. Dykes acquired the sex offender status after being convicted of a committing a lewd act on a child resulting from a relationship she had with a 14 year old girl. Dykes was found to be a low risk for abusing a child again.

Dykes feels she should not be subject to a lifetime of monitoring saying it is too harsh a punishment. Dykes also claims the monitoring order violated her constitutional rights because she was not allowed to appeal the decision.

The justices upheld Dykes’ lifetime monitoring order in May, but have agreed to revisit the decision.

South Carolina Post Conviction Relief Lawyers

If you have received a guilty verdict, you may feel hopeless and like it is the end of the road for you and your case. A South Carolina Post Conviction Relief lawyer can alleviate your hopeless feeling. Following a guilty verdict, you have the right to appeal your case within 30 days of your conviction.  Common ground for appeals include violation of your constitutional rights and/or an overly harsh sentence

If you miss your opportunity, you may need to contact a South Carolina Post Conviction Relief lawyer. Post Conviction Relief, or PCR action, allows those to appeal their conviction in the event their constitutional rights were violated.

Common reasons for a PCR action include:

  • after acquired evidence
  • ineffective assistance of counsel
  • the court did not have subject matter jurisdiction
  • misconduct by the prosecution including failure to turn over evidence
  • your defense attorney failed to properly investigate the case or call corroborating witnesses

If you have been convicted of a crime and feel you may qualify for an appeal or Post Conviction Relief, call the Strom Law Firm today. We offer free confidential consultations. Call us today or fill out a web form to see if you qualify. 803.252.4800.



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