Camden County Megan’s Law Attorney
Fighting to Help You Avoid Sex Offender Registration
One of the worst consequences of a felony sex crime conviction is the imposition of Megan’s Law sex offender registration requirements. Megan’s Law is intended to protect the public from convicted sex offenders who are at risk of reoffending, but the reality is that Megan’s Law often winds up punishing people who have already paid their debt to society and who pose no threat whatsoever to the public. Worse yet, some sex offenses can subject a convicted defendant to lifetime parole supervision. This means that your movements will be restricted, your job opportunities will be limited, and your arrest and conviction history will be viewable by anyone with access to a computer.
Do not risk your freedom. If you’ve been charged with a sex crime, you need to speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Camden County Megan’s Law attorney Jill R. Cohen has successfully represented clients facing charges of sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, and other sex crimes throughout Camden County.
Megan’s Law Requirements in New Jersey
If you are convicted of certain serious sex crimes, you will likely be required to register as a convicted sex offender under Megan’s Law. The registration process typically involves filling out necessary forms and paperwork at least once per year. Violent sex crime offenders may have to register every 90 days.
In addition to registering with the state database for sex offenders, you will also have your name placed on a national sex offender registry as part of a Megan’s Law community notification requirement. The personal information on the registry may be passed out to your neighbors and coworkers. Perhaps worst of all, information about your sex offender status will be available to anyone with internet access because the police will also put your criminal record online.
Megan’s Law also imposes parole supervision for life, which means that the convicted offender must avoid committing another crime in the future. A violation of this parole requirement could result in the offender being sentenced to an extended term of imprisonment. Moreover, even if you do not violate the terms of your parole, you could potentially be required to wear a monitoring device that tracks your movements.
You Can Count on The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen
Attorney Jill Cohen is experienced in filing motions to terminate Megan’s Law and parole supervision for life sentences. If 10 years have passed without any further run-ins with the criminal justice system, the strict conditions of Megan’s Law and parole supervision for life can often be avoided. Avoiding these strict provisions will change your life. Your career options may change and your contact with children and adults may be restored.
At The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen, we have great relationships with many of the judges in South Jersey. If anyone can get your Megan’s Law sentence lifted, it’s our team.
How Megan’s Law Affects Convicted Juveniles
Many minor criminal offenses are handled as serious matters. Juveniles may very well avoid the convictions and consequences of serious sex crimes. Ms. Cohen pays special attention to each client and works to minimize the effects of a juvenile adjudication of sex crimes.
If you have been adjudicated delinquent in a Superior Court, you may want to get your record expunged and file a motion to terminate Megan’s Law and parole supervision for life. Ms. Cohen tries matters in family courts throughout Camden County and strives to negotiate favorable results for every client.
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The bottom line is that Megan’s Law has strict requirements that could make your life extremely difficult for many years to come. In addition to the social costs of being forced to announce that you’ve been convicted of a sex crime, you will also be subject to severe penalties if you fail to register as a sex offender. That’s why you need to do everything possible to avoid being convicted of a sex crime. Take the right first step by contacting The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen.
Reach out to us at (856) 351-5115 today to get started.
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