Call Me for a Hard-Nosed Criminal Defense for Megan’s Law Sex Registry or to Explore Re-Tiering Options
Megan’s Law is the common name given for laws the require authorities to make public knowledge the name and residence of convicted child sex offenders. However, because the positive effects of this public knowledge is questionable, the laws are often challenged by those who feel their convictions have mitigating circumstances that should relax the ferocious grip the current laws assesses them. In addition to pedophile labeling, the families of registered sex offenders oftentimes unfairly feel the weight of the charge as well. This very emotional issue has brought vigilantism into play, too. Additionally, Megan’s Law has not produced conclusive evidence of its effectiveness in shielding society from repeat child sex offenders. Many of those on its rolls could be there unfairly, if not unconstitutionally.
In a recent case, with Joel Bacher, Esq., leading the defense, Mr. Bacher successfully argued the re-tiering of his client from Tier 2 to Tier 1 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 be subject to public disclosure when relocating to another state, might be close to impossible to tell without consulting an attorney and/or officials responsible for managing registration in the destination state, due to constantly changing laws and vagueness in some states legislative language. A call to my office can help determine if you or someone you know has been placed incorrectly or unfairly in a Tier in which they do not belong, and could expect some relief in a re-tiering ruling
If You Feel You re Unfairly Marked as a Pedophile under Megan’s Law, Contact Joel Bacher: Wayne, Paterson and Passaic County Child Sex Crime Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been arrested for a sex crime against a child (considered a person under the age of consent, which is 18) and is in position to be branded as a pedophile subject to Megan’s Law terms, or has been convicted and is currently considered a pedophile under Megan’s Law, I urge you to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for representation and counsel on seeking restrictions that may not be as severe. I, Joel Bacher, am here to defend your rights. I have, for forty years, successfully defended numerous charges that involved child sex crimes. We prepare thoroughly for every case, hearing or claim in the event of trial. We believe the way to mitigate if not downgrade a sex crime charge is to negotiate and litigate from a position of strength as to the facts and a person’s rights.
Why Choose The Law Office of Joel Bacher?
- 40 Years Litigation Experience
- Free Initial Consultation
- Extensive Trial Experience
- Certified for Civil Trial by the NJ Supreme Court
- 24/7/365 Call Center and availability
- Evening Hours for Personal Meetings
- Fully Licensed in New York and New Jersey, and all Federal Courts as well
For the best criminal defense in Wayne, Paterson, Passaic County and all of New Jersey, contact Joel Bacher at The Law Offices of Joel Bacher, for a free consultation. Telephone 973-720-8111 or click to send an email. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.