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Megan's Law

What is Megan’s Law?

“Megan’s Law” provides that under New Jersey law certain sex offenders must place their names on an internet registry. Based on your classification, the registry grants public access to information regarding you and your past offense. For those registrants receiving the highest classifications, the registry will list their name, address, a description of their past offense and personal details such as birth date, height, weight and hair color.

Can I Avoid Megan’s Law?

Ms. Breslow can help you avoid Megan’s law. She has facilitated the dismissal of charges, where the particular facts and circumstances warranted such a result. In addition, Ms. Breslow has had tremendous success in obtaining alternative resolutions for several of her clients. If there is a way to avoid Megan’s Law, Ms. Breslow will not rest until she can obtain such result.

Who Must Register?

If you’ve been convicted of a sex offense, found delinquent or found not guilty by reason of insanity of a sex offense, you must register. You will then be evaluated and classified as low, moderate or high risk of re-offense. Before final classification occurs, New Jersey law entitles you to a hearing.

Attorney Tara Breslow has helped numerous individuals throughout New Jersey, including Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County and Union County determine if they must place their name on the registry. She has represented numerous registrants at hearings, arguing for just classifications in order to help maintain privacy and dignity. She has also worked tirelessly to protect individual’s rights once their name is on the registry.

How is the Information Used?

Megan’s law was designed to enhance public safety. It is designed to inform and educate the public about sex offenders.

The list is not intended to threaten, intimidate or harass others. Information disclosed on the sex offender registry cannot be used to deny:

  • Health insurance
  • Insurance
  • Loans
  • Credit
  • Education, scholarships, or fellowships;
  • Benefits, privileges, or services provided by any business establishment, unless for a purpose consistent with the enhancement of public safety; or
  • Housing or accommodations.

    If you have been accused of or charged with any of these offenses, contact Ms. Tara Breslow immediately for your free consultation.

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