Sex crimes and Megan’s Law offenses are tough cases which require tougher lawyers. Being accused of a sex crime can lead to jail time, registration requirements, and a public stigma. The criminal defense attorneys at Fusco & Macaluso can help you navigate through this difficult process and provide you the best defense plan possible.
Certain sex crimes have a mandatory Megan’s Law attachment. New Jersey enacted the Registration and Community Notification laws on October 31, 1994. These laws made it mandatory for certain sex offenders to register personal information with law enforcement upon being convicted of particular sex crimes. By registering, a convicted person is required to put their community on notice of information about his or her offense, address, physical description, and more. Later that year, the U.S. Congress passed Megan’s Law as an amendment to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. This Megan’s Law amendment made it mandatory for every state to adopt a notification process which puts the public on notice of any released sex offender in the area. The purpose of this law is to inform the public of individuals who may pose a risk of safety in their community.
Some sex crimes have mandatory Megan’s Law requirements, but the requirements can also be imposed if a court finds an individual’s behavior to be repetitive or compulsive. Megan’s Law can impact an individual in the following ways: inability to gain or maintain particular employment or schooling, housing restriction, loan restrictions, obtaining a professional license, common applications, travel restrictions, reduced privacy, and more.
Our experienced criminal defense attorneys will help you fight your charges. If you have already been convicted, our attorneys can help with internet registry removal, tier reduction hearings, re-tiering, and applying to get off of Megan’s Law. Let Fusco & Macaluso protect your rights and fight for your freedom!