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People v. Gravino – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In People v. Gravino (14 NY3d 546, 928 NE2d 1048, 902 NYS2d 851 [2010]), the Court held that the requirement to register as a sex offender was a collateral consequence.

In coming to that conclusion, the Court discussed the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), Correction Law article 6-C, which imposes the registration requirement.

The Court explained that SORA is not a penal statute and that the sex offender registration requirement is not a criminal sentence.

SORA, the Court found, was a remedial statute intended to protect the public and prevent future crimes; it did not impose punishment for past crimes (People v. Gravino, 14 NY3d at 556.)