Did You Fail to Register As A Sex Offender?
Under N.J.S. 2C:7-2 of the New Jersey Criminal Code, you are required to register as a sex offender in cases involving child molestation, rape, criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual contact with a minor and statutory rape. Instituted under Megan’s Law, failure to register as a sex offender is a serious offense of the third degree that can result in three to five years in prison. Further, the sentencing judge may order you to pay fines and restitution or require you to pay a fee to the New Jersey Sex Crime Victim Treatment Fund. Consequently, failure to register as a sex offender can create several legal and financial complications.
If you have failed to register as a sex offender or have already been arrested for failing to register in New Brunswick or Middlesex County, seek guidance from our sex crimes defense attorney at Jack Venturi Law.
Criminal Charges That Require Sex Offender Registration
Our criminal defense attorney at Jack Venturi Law advises and represents clients who fail to register as sex offenders.
Sex offender registration may be required if you are convicted of:
- Date rape
- Online solicitation of a minor
- Child pornography
- Sexual assault related to a charge of domestic violence
- Criminal sexual contact with a minor
- Solicitation of a prostitute
- Statutory rape in New Jersey
Issues Associated With Failing To Register As A Sex Offender
If, for whatever reason, you move and fail to register as a sex offender in your new location, it’s essential that you seek legal representation immediately. If you step forward of your own will and notify the court of your mistake, it’s more likely the charges and sentence against you will be reduced, if not dismissed.
However, if you wait until the court discovers that you haven’t registered as a sex offender, you face harsher penalties and may incur additional fines. As such, stepping forward is your best option, especially with the help of our sex crimes attorney who understands how the court views a failure to register as a sex offender and what can be done to minimize the consequences.
Failure to register as a sexual offender is a serious offense. Call Jack Venturi Law at 732-798-7002 for aggressive representation.