Megan’s Law is intended to provide protection to communities when people convicted of sex crimes become residents or frequent visitors because of school or work.
Offenders are required to register with local law enforcement upon changes of address, changes of employment, or changed school enrollment status. Additionally, offenders convicted of especially serious offenses must verify their address every 90 days.
Failure to register under Megan’s Law provisions in New Jersey is a third degree crime and carries a penalty of three to five years.
In addition, some of the reporting requirements carry their own penalties for failing to comply.
Offenders who don’t notify law enforcement of an address change within 10 days, or an enrollment or job change within five days, face a fourth degree crime and a penalty of up to 18 months.
In cases where release was contingent on lifetime parole supervision, failing to comply with Megan’s Law can result in revocation of parole.
When it comes to Megan’s Law, it only makes sense to work within it. Attorney Matthew Reisig can help you understand how.
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