SORA stands for Sex Offender Registration Act. It came to be in 1996 in the state of New York. This system breaks down sex offenses into three different catagories. People who have been convicted of a sex offenses have to register at the specific level for 20 years. If you are looking for a New York sex crime attorney, Paul D. Petrus Jr. can help you with his vast experience in a variety of criminal areas.