Megan’s Law Reporting Requirements NJ
Our firm handles Megan’s Law cases throughout New Jersey. We understand the sensitive nature of the subject and want our clients to understand their rights. If you are reading this I hope you are not facing a Megan’s Law offense, but if you are we are here to help.
The types of offenses that qualify for registration under the law are aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal sexual contact if the victim is minor, endangering the welfare of a child by engaging in sexual conduct which would impair or debauch the morals of the child, endangering the welfare of a child through acts involving pornography featuring a child, promoting prostitution of a child, luring or enticing, kidnapping, criminal restraint, and false imprisonment if the victim is a minor and the offender is not a parent of the victim.
Anyone convicted of any of the above is required to register. Registration is a three-tier system of offender categories.
Registration can open your criminal history up to the public. The three tier categories are:
Tier One – Police are notified. You are required to provide includes your name, address, date of birth, type of car, and employment information. You are required to provide annual updates; and, must provide a notification 10 days prior to changing your address.
Tier Two – Police and Schools are notified. Other groups that request notification will also be notified. You must provide the same information listed in Tier One. You are required to provide annual updates; and, must provide a notification 10 days prior to changing your address.
Tier Three – Police, Schools and Communities are notified. You must provide the same information listed in Tier One. You are required to provide monthly updates; and, must provide a notification 10 days prior to changing your address.
All sex offenders subject to Megan’s Law must register for the remainder of their lives. Sex offenders may apply to the court to be removed from the Sex Offender Registry if they committed only one offense, have not committed another offense for 15 years, and prove that they are not likely to pose a threat to the safety of others. Juvenile sex offenders may also apply to the court to be removed from the Sex Offender Registry if they were under the age of 14 at the time of their offense but are now over the age of 18.
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