Here in New Jersey, Megan’s Law requires criminal defendants who have plead guilty or been found guilty of certain offenses involving acts of sexual conduct to be placed on a list of offenders. Depending upon the nature and circumstances of a person’s given charge as well as their compliance with Megan’s Law, what they have to do exactly is different. For instance, people all have to register with the local police department if placed on Megan’s Law. Some are placed on the Internet; some only register with the police department; others have community notification, but they all fall under the purview of Megan’s Law.
Megan’s Law is a very significant consequence to any plea to charges of a sexual nature. Consultation with an experienced attorney is a must prior to resolving your case where the prosecutor or the State is offering you a plea to a crime to which Megan’s Law is a consequence of that plea. Using an experienced attorney, sometimes, depending upon the circumstances of your particular case, there are ways to resolve the matter without the person suffering the stigma of being placed on Megan’s Law.
Keith Hirschorn, P.C., is an experienced criminal defense attorney working throughout the state of New Jersey. If you have any questions regarding the merits, facts or circumstances of your case, call the law office, located in Hoboken, to set up a free initial consultation.