Registration of Sex Offenders / Megan’s Law in New Jersey
The crimes which fall into the category of a “sex offense” can be found in N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2(b). This definition is important because a conviction, delinquent adjudication or finding of not guilty by reason of insanity to “sex offenses” trigger mandatory Megan’s Law Registration in accordance with N.J.S.A. 7-2.
The Bianchi Law Group is made up of former trial prosecutors and other “of counsel” attorneys who have handled the investigations and prosecutions of most crimes in New Jersey and will defend you for all federal and state crimes in New Jersey including Crimes that require Megan’s law registration.
Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys by the New Jersey Supreme Court
Partners Robert A. Bianchi and David J. Bruno are also both certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Criminal Trial Attorneys.
In New Jersey, the New Jersey Supreme Court has a certification committee which classifies certain New Jersey Lawyers as Certified Trial Attorneys. The process requires the prospective attorneys to satisfy strict criteria including extensive jury trials, a primary focus in criminal law, an application submission, a peer review process, a character and background check and to pass a written examination. Only 250 of over 98,000 lawyers (less than 1%) are designated as certified criminal trial attorneys by the New Jersey Supreme Court. This should be an important factor in finding a New Jersey criminal defense attorney to represent you. Many New Jersey Lawyers describe themselves as trial attorneys but most do not have the New Jersey Court’s distinction as Certified Criminal Trial Attorney.
Penalties for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in New Jersey
A person who fails to register as required by N.J.S.A. 7-2 shall be guilty of a crime of the third degree which is punishable up to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
The Sentencing Judge may also order fines and restitution as prescribed by 2C:43-3 for all convictions for observation of sexual contact or the reproduction or disclosure of images of sexual contact in New Jersey. Additionally, the Judge has the discretion to order a defendant to pay an additional monetary penalty for New Jersey Sex Offenders and pay an additional fine to the New Jersey Sex Crime Victim Treatment Fund, as prescribed by 2C:14-10.
Trial Ready New Jersey Criminal Lawyers
Like in all of our cases handled at the Bianchi Law Group, our experienced staff of trial attorneys and “of counsel” attorneys are there to make sure the Government can prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. If our attorneys cannot resolve the case with a dismissal or a fair and just plea bargain, our lawyers at The Bianchi Law Group will not hesitate to select a jury and take the case to trial. That is what we do and what distinguishes us from other attorneys. We are former prosecutors, trial-tested, and certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as certified criminal trial attorneys… We will not hesitate to go to trial.
At The Bianchi Law Group, we will take care to provide you Serious Attorneys for Serious Cases.