Re-Tiering a Megan’s Law Ruling

With Joel Bacher, Esq., leading the defense, Mr. Bacher successfully argued the re-tiering of his client from Tier II to Tier I status in a Bergen County, New Jersey Superior Court.  Why is this re-tiering important?  In general, in states applying risk-based sex registry schemes, low-risk (Tier I) offenders are often excluded from public disclosure. In some states only the highest risk (Tier III) offenders are subject to public disclosure, while some states, including NJ, also include moderate-risk (Tier II) offenders in public websites. Determining the Tier level, and whether or not a person would