Specialized Sex Offense Law Firm in NJ: Getting Off Megan’s Law
Do I Need A Sex Offense Law Specialist?
In many professions and fields, when people seek specialized services or assistance, they obtain a specialist. In law, it should be no different. Many clients charged with or convicted of sex offenses go to a general criminal defense lawyer for representation. However, based on our clients’ experiences, many general defense attorneys are not fully knowledgeable about sex offense law. As a result, many people do not get the best possible quality of representation in this area of the law.
A lot of clients come to our specialized sex offense law firm after other attorneys have unsuccessfully attempted to obtain their requested legal relief. Other clients come to us after other lawyers have told them that they could not do anything in their case. Since Maynard Law Office, LLC, is a specialized sex offense law firm, we have the resources, experience, and ability to offer unparalleled legal services for those charged with, or convicted of sex offenses, or those seeking to appeal their case.
Removal from NJ’s Megan’s Law:
In NJ, there are two statutory provisions that courts look at when deciding whether to remove a registrant from Megan’s Law.
f. Except as provided in subsection g. of this section, a person required to register under this act may make application to the Superior Court of this State to terminate the obligation upon proof that the person has not committed an offense within 15 years following conviction or release from a correctional facility for any term of imprisonment imposed, whichever is later, and is not likely to pose a threat to the safety of others.
g. A person required to register under this section who has been convicted of, adjudicated delinquent, or acquitted by reason of insanity for more than one sex offense as defined in subsection b. of this section or who has been convicted of, adjudicated delinquent, or acquitted by reason of insanity for aggravated sexual assault pursuant to subsection a. of N.J.S.2C:14-2 or sexual assault pursuant to paragraph (1) of subsection c. of N.J.S.2C:14-2 is not eligible under subsection f. of this section to make application to the Superior Court of this State to terminate the registration obligation.
Maynard Law Office, LLC Obtains Megan’s Law Removal for Clients
Despite the above statutory language, our specialized sex offense law firm has helped many clients get off sex offender registries. For example, our law firm has obtained Megan’s Law removal for some clients who had a statutory bar to termination. In other words, these individuals had multiple sex offense convictions, and some were even convicted of aggravated sexual assault.
Recent Example of Legal Victory:
*C.M. was adjudicated delinquent of multiple sex offenses. After his sex offense adjudication, C.M. had a Shoplifting adjudication. The State opposed C.M.’s motion to terminate him from Megan’s Law. The State argued that C.M. committed another “offense.” Thus, the State argued that C.M. was not eligible to get off Megan’s Law.
Our firm argued that the State’s reasoning conflicted with the NJ Supreme Court’s landmark case, State in the Interest of C.K., 233 N.J. 44 (2018). In C.K., the Court held that lifetime bars to termination for those adjudicated of sex offenses was unconstitutional. Furthermore, our law firm litigated the C.K. case.
In C.M.’s case, the court agreed with our law firm’s position. As a result, C.M. was successfully terminated from Megan’s Law. Now, he no longer has to register as a sex offender in NJ.
*To safeguard the confidentiality of our clients, we use the initials “C.M.”
Our Firm’s Approach:
Our firm’s primary practice is sex offense law. As a result, we are highly knowledgeable of the existing law and procedures related to sex offense law. Knowing the law as well as we do is important in this area because sex offense law is very technical and complex.
Managing Member, James H. Maynard, Esq., has lectured across the country to other attorneys on how to effectively represent clients charged with sex offenses. Most recently, he delivered a presentation at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Annual Convention.
Since we have an excellent knowledge of sex offense law, we are able to offer specialized legal services. We utilize non-traditional advocacy techniques, and present novel arguments, grounded in law, statutes, and reason, in order to achieve our requested relief for clients. This ability to think outside the box with sex offense law not only sets us apart from other lawyers, but such creative approaches have resulted in changes in the law, and legal relief for our clients.
Other Legal Services Offered:
Comparative legal analyses to effectively advise clients of the consequences and legal requirements of moving to another state as a registrant.
Call Maynard Law Office, LLC: A Specialized Sex Offense Law Firm in NJ
If you are a Megan’s Law registrant or face sex crimes allegations, call our law firm for a free consultation at (973)-540-0054 today. Maynard Law Office, LLC, also offers other legal services to improve the quality of life for sex offenders.
We have also helped clients in other states get off sex offender registries. We primarily practice in NJ, PA, and NY, and we have successfully obtained permission to represent clients in other states.