Bergenfield NJ Megan’s Law Removal Lawyers 

Bergen County NJ Removal from Megan’s Law Attorneys

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, aggravated sexual assault, and luring.

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. He was also recently quoted in the Bergen Record regarding the rise of luring incidents in the Bergen County area.

At The Tormey Law Firm, regularly representing clients in towns such as Mahwah, Bergenfield, and Ridgefield Park 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.


Removal from Megan’s Law in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2(f)

The statute which governs the potential removal of a registrant from Megan’s Law is N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2(f). The statute stipulates, in pertinent part:

§ 2C:7-2(f) Removal from Megan’s Law

f. Except as provided in subsection g. of this section, a person required to register under this act may make application to the Superior Court of this State to terminate the obligation upon proof that the person has not committed an offense within 15 years following conviction or release from a correctional facility for any term of imprisonment imposed, whichever is later, and is not likely to pose a threat to the safety of others.


Removal from Megan’s Law after 15 Years 

To apply to be removed from Megan’s Law registration requirements, the following must be true:

  • 15 years have passed since the conviction or release from prison (whichever is later);
  • The conviction was not for any offense listed in section g of the statute;
  • The registrant has not had any convictions in the 15 years since the original conviction; and
  • The registrant is “not likely to pose a threat to the safety of others.”


Contact the The Tormey Law Firm to Speak with a Megan’s Law Defense Attorney 

If you meet the above requirements, you are eligible to apply for termination of your Megan’s Law registration requirements. For additional information, contact the Hackensack offices of The Tormey Law Firm at (201)-330-4979. Mr. Tormey is ready to provide you with immediate assistance and a free consultation about your case.


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