R.H. was being investigated by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office for the possible possession and distribution of child pornography. R.H. gave the detectives permission to search his electronic devices, and then sought the legal services of Maynard & Sumner, LLC for pre-charge representation. Mr. Maynard immediately withdrew the consent to search, and as a result, law enforcement concluded their investigation without charging our client with internet crimes.
In this matter, James Maynard represented a juvenile who was being investigated for sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and solicitation of prostitution from a minor. The matter was resolved in a stationhouse adjustment, without formal charges against the juvenile. If the juvenile was formally charged, the juvenile would have faced has the matter waived to the adult court (due to his age), with the potential conviction and sentence to Megan’s Law Registration.
Our client was being investigated by the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office for the sexual assault of two underage girls. Maynard & Sumner, LLC prepared client’s certification that he did not commit the alleged acts and submitted it to the investigating prosecutor, who summarily closed the investigation and did not press criminal charges against our client.
Charges: Possession of Child Pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)(5)(b)
Exposure: Up to 5 years imprisonment and up to $15,000 in fines
Outcome: Pretrial Intervention (PTI)
James Maynard represented a juvenile who was initially charged with Aggravated sexual assault, 2C:14-2(a)(1) and
Endangering the Welfare of a Child, 2C:24-4(a)(1). The matter was resolved by deferred disposition (charges dismissed upon satisfaction of certain conditions). The juvenile faced waiver to adult court (due to his age), with an exposure of 25 years in prison (with 15 years’ parole ineligibility) and Megan’s Law Registration.
In this matter, James Maynard represented a juvenile who was charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The matter was resolved by a deferred disposition (upon completion of certain conditions, the charges were dismissed). If the juvenile was found guilty of committing the original charges, the juvenile would have faced adjudication of sex offenses and would have been subject to up to 10 years imprisonment, Parole Supervision for Life, and Megan’s Law Registration.
Megan’s Law & Parole Supervision (PSL / CSL)
Client retained the services of Maynard & Sumner, LLC in Morristown, New Jersey to file a petition to terminate both Megan’s Law and Community Supervision for Life (CSL). The original charge for which client was convicted no longer existed due to amendments of the law governing the crime of sexual assault by the NJ Legislature. In researching the legislative history of the law, James Maynard, Esq. determined that the offense for which client was original charge provides for eligibility under the guidelines for termination; and presented argument to the court. The assigned prosecutor declined to object to the petition. Thus, Megan’s Law and CSL termination was granted by the Court.
On behalf of the A.L., attorney James H. Maynard filed a motion of modify the defendant’s sentence of Parole Supervision for Life (PSL). The PSL conditions restricted the defendant from living with his children. After filing the motion, providing extensive analysis of the law and expert opinions, and vehement advocating, defense counsel obtained a sentence modification, allowing the defendant to live with children in the home.
On behalf of the defendant, defense counsel petitioned to terminate Megan’s Law registration under N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2f. After extensive preparation and advocating, defendant was granted termination from Megan’s Law registration and is no longer classified as a sex offender in the State of New Jersey.
The Megan’s Law and CSL registrant retained Maynard & Sumner, LLC to review his Community Supervision for Life conditions and to respond to a Notice of Motion from the State of New Jersey to switch his counseling services and his general conditions regarding his conditional discharge from Avenel. The registrant did not want his CSL conditions to change. The defense petitioned and advocated that a change in the registrant’s CSL conditions were unnecessary because the registrant did not pose as a threat to society. The Judge ordered that the counseling services to be moved to the State recommended facility, and declared that all other CSL conditions related to the registrant’s conditional discharge were to remain intact.
J.R., a registrant of Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life, retained Maynard & Sumner, LLC to obtain official approval from the New Jersey Parole authorities to have unsupervised visitation with his children. Mr. Maynard contacted the parole authorities and advocated on his client’s behalf,successfully obtaining formal approval and written confirmation for unsupervised visitation.
Charges: Failure to verify address under Megan’s Law
Exposure: 3 years imprisonment and $10,000 in fines; 15 year postponement of eligibility for Megan’s Law termination