If you were convicted of a sex offense long ago, but you’ve now been a law-abiding citizen for over 15 years, you should strongly consider speaking with a competent Mercer County Megan’s Law attorney who can work to have your name removed from the sex offender registry. Our firm understands just how difficult life can be when others can view your criminal history, and we are here to help you in any way we can. Contact the Law Office of Douglas Herring today to learn more about how we can assist you.
Mercer County Megan’s Law Attorney | Here to Help You Get Your Life Back
In 1994, a seven-year-old girl named Megan Kanka was raped and murdered by her neighbor in Hamilton Township, Mercer County. The murder attracted national attention and caused the New Jersey legislature to create the “Megan’s Law,” which requires the life-long registration of people convicted of sexual offenses, under N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2.
The legislature “Megan’s Law”, however, added a safety valve provision to allow some people to complete the registration requirement eventually. If you are looking to have your name removed from the sex offender registry, you should strongly consider speaking with our Mercer County criminal defense lawyer as soon as you can.
Megan’s Law Section F
This part of “Megan’s Law” created a possibility, beginning in 2009, for the courts to release some people from the registration requirements eventually.
The requirements for a judge to release a person from the registration requirements are as follows:
- You were convicted of only one sex offense.
- The offense was not Aggravated Sexual Assault or Sexual Assault with Force.
- You have been in the community for 15 years without committing any offenses. (If you were younger than 14 years old, you can apply after turning eighteen.)
- You are no longer a threat to society.
If you think that you are eligible, Mr. Herring is here to represent you in getting the motion granted by the court.
We will prepare our motion thoroughly so you have every chance to demonstrate why you should be released from the “Megan’s Law” registration requirement. Prior to filing your motion, Mr. Herring will arrange to have a doctor examine you and prepare a report to the judge whether or not you pose a threat to the community. We will supplement to motion with letters and documents to show that you are not a danger to society. Mr. Herring will represent you at all hearings.
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Hiring a former prosecutor who now practices “Megan’s Law” criminal defense can make a world of a difference. If you are interested in being released from the registration requirements of Megan’s Law, please contact Mercer County Megan’s Law attorney Douglas Herring here at the Law Office of Douglas Herring for a free consultation.