By Maynard & Sumner, LLC of Maynard & Sumner, LLC posted in Megan’s Law on Friday, July 26, 2013.
On July 17, 2013, a 20-year-old Piscataway man was arrested for allegedly lying about his age to a 15-year-old Somerset County and having consensual sex with the minor on four occasions. The Piscataway man has been charged with sexual assault and faces up to 10 years in prison and up to $150,000 fines, in addition to Megan’s Law registration and Parole Supervision for Life (PSL). The police have not released details on how they learned about the relationship. All that is known is that the couple met online. The defendant allegedly stated that he was 17-years-old.
Sexual assault is a serious crime with serious consequences. If convicted of this crime, an individual is usually sentenced to Megan’s Law and labeled a “sex offender.” In the State of New Jersey, certain registered sex offenders can petition to be removed from the Megan’s Law registry after 15 years and they have maintained a clean record. Convicted sex offenders who are barred from petitioning for removal include those convicted of aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault in which physical force was used.
Should the 20-year-old man be convicted of sex assault, he will in all likelihood be eligible for a Megan’s Law termination in 15 years, granted he does not reoffend or be violated for failure to register or verify address.
The law firm of Maynard & Sumner, LLC focuses a significant portion of its practice to post-conviction sex offender representation. Our skilled Megan’s Law attorney, James H. Maynard, Esq., has obtained many terminations for qualified sex offenders. For a free consultation, call us at 973-540-0054.