Amber’s Law Law and Legal Definition

Amber’s law is a federal law that requires, among other things, life in prison without parole for two-time sex offenders whose victims are children. It further requires reports to be made to Congress about judges whose sentences fall below federal guidelines. The law is named after Amber Rene Hagerman, a nine-year-old girl from Texas who was abducted and later murdered by an unknown person in 1996. Amber’s murder led way to the creation of the AMBER Alert system also. Amber’s law is also known as the Amber Hagerman Act.