Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

People convicted of sex crimes may be required to register as sex offenders with the local authorities, depending on the court's decision. Failure to register within the required time period following a conviction could result in incarceration. The Law Offices of David T. Schlendorf assists those who have been ordered to register as sex offenders. Mr. Schlendorf will explain the requirements and ensure you understand any restrictions imposed on you in your county or city. His law firm can also defend you in charges involving failure to register as a sex offender.

Sex Offender Registration Act

According to Megan's Law, in New Jersey, law enforcement authorities must provide the public with information about past sex-related criminal convictions via an online sex offender registry. After a person convicted of a sex crime is released into the public, Megan's Law dictates certain levels of supervision according to the severity of the offense:

  • Low-risk offenders: Police officials are informed of the offenses and the person's status on the sex offender registry.
  • Moderate-risk offenders: Information on the person's offenses is provided to police officials and schools.
  • High-risk offenders: Police, schools and the general public are informed of your offenses.

Many individuals forced into sex offender registration are concerned about their ability to obtain employment and housing, and to live their everyday lives without harassment. Consult an experienced attorney to find out if you may be able to have your level of supervision reduced, or possibly have your name removed from the registry.

The Law Offices of David T. Schlendorf in Toms River, New Jersey, can answer your questions and provide you with vigorous representation in all matters involving sex offender registration. Call a skilled and reputable lawyer at 866-895-9668 or contact the firm online to arrange a consultation. Mr. Schlendorf serves clients throughout New Jersey, including people in communities such as Freehold, Asbury Park, Old Bridge, Marlboro and Atlantic City.