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Sex offense convictions can follow you even after you complete your sentence. If you are a registered sex offender in NJ and you move to, find a job in, or enroll in school in another state, you may be subject to the other state’s sex offender statutes. Each state has its own sex offender registration requirements that must be met. It can be confusing and difficult to fully understand what your registration obligations are in another state.
MOVING TO ANOTHER STATE AS A SEX OFFENDER
Moving Into New Jersey for Residence, Work, or School
If you are thinking about moving to New Jersey or are planning to work in or enroll in school in NJ, it is vital to first consult with an attorney. Certain out-of-state registrants may be required to register as a sex offender in New Jersey. An attorney will understand any current requirements for moving to another state as a sex offender.
If you are required to register in NJ, then you will be given a tier level. The tier level directly affects the scope of public notification to which you will be subject. In other words, a person’s tier level determines who is notified of his sex offender status. Further, you may be put on NJ’s Internet registry.
You can challenge the proposed tier classification in New Jersey. Not all crimes treated as sex offenses in other states qualify as a sex offense under New Jersey’s Megan’s Law. Our firm has helped our clients get off Megan’s Law who committed an offense in another state and who were wrongly placed on Megan’s Law in NJ.
New Jersey Registrants Who Want to Move Out of New Jersey:
New Jersey Megan’s Law registrants who plan on moving out of New Jersey should consult with a lawyer before relocating. Also, NJ residents who want to work in or attend school in another state should also contact a lawyer.
A knowledgeable attorney can conduct a legal analysis to advise you of your legal obligations. Obligations include registration and other requirements should you relocate to another state as a registered sex offender. Sex offender laws differ from state to state, AND ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. Further, if you do not follow a state’s sex offender laws, you can face both State AND Federal criminal penalties!
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Our law firm offers legal analyses to registrants who want to know their registration obligations if moving to another state as a sex offender.
Our lawyers carefully research the relevant statutes and case-law to provide you with competent legal advice. With our guidance, you can rest assured knowing that you are in compliance with a new state’s registration laws.