Fully serving your sentence for a sex crime can feel like a new chapter is opening in your life. But, because of Megan's Law and the requirement that it imposes for convicted sex offenders to register and comply with certain conditions, that new chapter may be just the beginning of a lifetime of difficulties complying with those conditions.
Conditions can include restrictions on:
- Where you live — You may be prohibited from living near a school or other place where children gather.
- Where you can work — You may not be able to work in a job that would bring you into contact with children.
Megan's Law requires convicted sex offenders to register with law enforcement. The law groups sex offenders into three tiers. Each tier has its own conditions. While removal of the requirement to register may not be possible, a skilled criminal defense attorney can help you fight to be placed on a lower tier. The lower the tier, the less difficult the conditions are to live under. Conditions related to the tiers include:
- Tier one — Police are notified.
- Tier two — Police and schools are notified.
- Tier three — Police, schools and the community at large are notified.
Notifications will need to be provided before you move, and periodic updates to basic information such as address and place of work must be provided.
AV Preeminent Rated* Criminal Defense To Help Fight Sex Offender Registry
At Hagner & Zohlman, LLC, we know how burdensome the conditions of having to register as a sex offender can be. For our clients, it can feel like there is no end to the consequences you have to pay. Seeking to be moved to a lower tier can help ease the strain of living as a registered sex offender. With more than 50 years of combined experience, we can help you fight for your rights and the future you deserve.
Attorney John Zohlman is a former prosecutor with more than 20 years of experience. He understands the challenges his clients are facing, and he fights to help them secure resolutions that allow them to move forward with their lives.
Contact The New Jersey Megan's Law Defense Attorneys Of Hagner & Zohlman, LLC
If you or a loved one is facing registration as a sex offender, you need to take action to secure the resolution you need. Let our highly effective criminal defense attorneys build the case you need. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Camden County sex offender registration attorneys, call 856-663-9090 or contact us online.
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