Megan’s Law: How Do You Get on the Registry?

Posted September 9th, 2016 by .

Categories: Criminal Defense.

megans-law-sex-registry-anthony-carboneIn Wednesday’s blog, we explained what Megan’s Law is. In today’s blog, we’re going to explain how a sex offender gets on the online registry in New Jersey.

When you commit a sex crime of any type of nature, New Jersey will rank your offense in a tier system. If your offense is considered either a tier 2 or a tier 3, then you will be ordered to register for the internet registry. Normally, offenders who have been found to be repetitive and compulsive by experts and the courts, regardless of their conviction are the ones who end up on the registry.

The types of offenses that require registration are as follows:

  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Aggravated criminal sexual contact
  • Criminal sexual contact (if victim is a minor)
  • Endangering the welfare of a child by engaging in sexual conduct
  • Promoting prostitution of a child
  • Luring or enticing
  • Kidnapping
  • Criminal restraint
  • False imprisonment if the victim is a minor and the offender isn’t a parent of the victim

What happens is a sex offender must fill out a registration form and submit it to the local police department. The form will include personal information such as home address and place of employment. Once the information is confirmed, it will be placed in the Sex Offender Registry. If you are sex offender convicted in another state you are required to register even if you’re just attending school or are employed in NJ.

What if you’re a juvenile? Do you get placed on the list? Yes, if you commit a sex offense while under the age of 18, you have to register just like an adult.

So now that you know how to get on the list, how does someone get off the registry? That’s the subject of Monday’s blog.

If you have been convicted of a sex crime and need legal assistance, we’re here to help. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation.

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