Termination of Megan’s Law Registration and/or Parole Supervision in New Jersey is Possible by Filing a Motion with a Lawyer

Termination of Megan’s Law Registration

Megan’s Law was enacted in 1994.  Under New Jersey law, after fifteen (15) years, sex offenders can move to terminate the obligation to register under Megan’s Law.  Those under community supervision for life can also file a motion.  In either case, they need to show no subsequent convictions and that they are no longer a threat to others.  The Public Defender’s office is not allowed to file these motions so a private attorney must be hired to file these motions with the court.

As you can imagine, an attorney faces an uphill battle when attempting to file this motion.  While some have been successful already, many have not.  It takes an attorney to plan this out carefully and craft an ironclad motion.  It also requires an expert so as a result, these motions can get expensive.  Our New Jersey Megan’s Law defense lawyers can represent you in any court in New Jersey.  To speak with one of our tough, smart lawyers, call us right now at 732-773-2768. 

Megan’s Law Crimes in New Jersey 

Megan’s Law applies if a criminal defendant is convicted, adjudicated delinquent, or found not guilty by reason of insanity to any of the following criminal offenses or an attempt to commit any of the following:

  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact
  • Kidnapping (where the victim is less than sixteen (16) years old)
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Minor by Engaging in Sexual Contact with a Minor
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Minor by knowingly receiving for the purpose of selling, knowingly sells, procures, manufactures, gives, provides etc. through any means (including the internet) any photos, films, videos, etc. which depict a child engaging in a prohibited sexual act or in the simulation of such an act
  • Luring or Enticing a Minor
  • Criminal Sexual Contact (if the victim is under the age of eighteen (18))
  • Kidnapping (where the victim is under 18 and the offender is not the parent)
  • Criminal Restraint (where the victim is under 18 and the offender is not the parent)
  • False Imprisonment (where the victim is under 18 and the offender is not the parent)

Community Supervision for Life in New Jersey

If the offender was convicted for any of the following offenses and the offense occurred after October 31, 1994 (when Megan’s Law became effective) but before January 14, 2004, then Community Supervision for life will apply (after that date, Parole Supervision for life applies):

  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact
  • Kidnapping (N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1(c)(2) ONLY)
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Minor by engaging in sexual conduct with a minor (N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(a) ONLY)
  • Luring or Enticing a Minor

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