Bergen County NJ Megan’s Law Defense Attorneys
Megan’s Law Defense Lawyers in Hackensack, New Jersey
The Tormey Law Firm in Hackensack, New Jersey is a criminal defense team with lawyers who understand how sex crime accusations are made and how to defend against these allegations. Founding attorney Travis J. Tormey has established a strong reputation throughout the state, in part through his impressive work defending individuals against a wide variety of sex charges, including lewdness, sexual assault, and criminal sexual contact.
For example, Mr. Tormey was recently successful in having a wrongfully accused sex offender exonerated in the Ocean County Superior Court after more than a decade. He has also been successful numerous times in having individuals removed from Megan’s Law registration requirements. In addition, during his time at the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Tormey worked with the sex crimes unit on federal prosecutions. Due to his impressive experience, Mr. Tormey is considered an authority in this area and has been featured in the Asbury Park Press as a legal resource on sex crimes and Megan’s Law in New Jersey.
At The Tormey Law Firm, regularly representing clients in towns such as Mahwah, Ridgefield Park, and Paramus and concentrating solely on criminal defense provides us with a unique and powerful edge, which we use to benefit our clients every day. With offices conveniently located in the heart of Bergen County, one of our attorneys is always available immediately to provide you with a free consultation. Contact us at (201)-330-4979 to learn more about the charges and penalties you may be facing. Understanding the nature of the charges against you is truly the first step to achieving a positive outcome.
Megan’s Law Sex Offender Registration in New Jersey: An Overview
Megan’s Law: Sex Offender Registration in New Jersey
Megan’s Law is commonly known as sex offender registration. It provides that convicted sex offenders in New Jersey must register their addresses with the local police, in addition providing updates as to any changes in their address, employment, or schooling.
The sex offender registry law can be found in the New Jersey Code at 2C:7-1 to 21. Megan’s Law was implemented on October 31, 1994. It is applicable to any defendant convicted, adjudicated delinquent, or found not guilty by reason of insanity. It applies to any of the following criminal offenses:
- Luring or Enticing a Minor
- Criminal Sexual Contact (if the victim is under the age of 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)
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact
- Endangering the Welfare of a Minor by Engaging in Sexual Contact with a Minor
Victory in Megan’s Law Case: Dismissal after More than 10 Years
Megan’s Law can have a significant and long-lasting impact on your life. As such, it is imperative that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for help prior to entering a plea which requires Megan’s Law registration. Mr. Tormey represented a man who was wrongfully accused of endangering the welfare of a child in the late 1990s. The man had been on Megan’s Law for more than 10 years. When the man moved to Connecticut with his wife and two step-children, Connecticut authorities forced him to move out of his own home because he was not allowed to live with his step-children. Fortunately for the defendant, he hired Mr. Tormey to represent him on a post-conviction relief application. Mr. Tormey had the conviction overturned. The man now has no record from the offense and is no longer subject to Megan’s Law.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a sexual offense in New Jersey with the potential for Megan’s Law Registration, or you are wondering if you are eligible for removal from Megan’s Law, contact our Hackensack office anytime at (201)-330-4979 for a free consultation.