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Client Removed from Parole Supervision & Megan’s Law after Fifteen Years in NJ

Removal from Megans Law in Mercer County

Proetta, Oliver & Fay was recently retained by an individual who had been subject to the harsh requirements of Parole Supervision for Life (PSL) and Megan’s Law (ML) for an incident that took place in the early 2000’s in Mercer County. Parole Supervision, Community Supervision and Megan’s Law Registry are special conditions imposed on individuals who are convicted of or who plead guilty to specific sex offenses in New Jersey. Our client was extremely eager to seek to petition the Court to be removed from both requirements pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2f. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2f, certain individuals may seek to petition the Court to be removed from either Parole Supervision and/or Megan’s Law Registering if they can meet the strict requirements. As anyone could imagine, being removed from either PSL or Megan’s Law Registering would be a significant benefit. It goes without saying that both of these requirements have a significant effect on how one could live their life.

When Can I be Removed from Parole Supervision in New Jersey?

In 2006 our client had plead guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a for an incident that took place in Hamilton Township. As a result of his guilty plea, a Mercer County Superior Court Judge sentenced him to four years probation, Community Supervision for Life and Megan’s Law Registry. In about 2010 our client’s Community Supervision for Life (CLS) was converted to Parole Supervision for Life as CSL was abolished. As stated above, pursuant to  N.J.S.A 2C:7-2(f) an individual subjected to Megan’s Law, Parole Supervision and Community Supervision can petition the Court to have those conditions removed if certain conditions can be meet.  N.J.S.A 2C:7-2(f) lays out the conditions which must be met. It states in pertinent part,

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.

How Do I get off of Megan’s Law in Mercer County?

Therefore, an individual seeking to petition a Court to remove PSL or Megan’s Law will need to establish that they have been offense free for fifteen years and that they are not likely to pose a threat to the safety of others. Typically in order to convince the Court that the second requirement has been met, the individual will need to undergo an evaluation. In our case, since our client had remained offense free for fifteen years, his removal depended entirely upon us proving to the Court that our client was not likely to pose a threat to the safety of others. After having him evaluated, our office filed a formal motion with the Superior Court to have him removed. Shortly thereafter a hearing was conducted and we were able to convince the Court that our client had satisfied both prongs of N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2(f) and he was removed from the Megan’s Law Registry, his requirements to be on both Parole Supervision and Megan’s Law were vacated. This was obviously a tremendous result for our client. After fifteen years he was finally free of the stiff requirements of Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision.

Can I be Removed from Megan’s Law Registering in NJ?

As you can see from reading above, these types of cases are very fact sensitive. It is important to highlight here that not every individual will be eligible to be removed from either Megan’s Law or Parole Supervision. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2(g), individual’s who are convicted of certain crimes will be prohibited from ever petitioning the court to be removed from their reporting requirements. As such, if you or a loved one is considering their options regarding being removed from Parole Supervision or Megan’s Law, we strongly urge that you consult with an attorney who is familiar with these types of cases. If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys, please feel free to contact us 609-789-0779. We serve all of Mercer County, including towns like Hightstown, Hamilton, East Windsor, Trenton, Princeton, West Windsor, Ewing and Robbinsville.

First Degree Felony Charge in Mercer County

First Degree Felony Lawyer in Mercer County

Being placed under arrest and formally charged with a criminal offense can be absolutely terrifying. Those thoughts will only be exacerbated if the individual has been charged with a first degree felony. A first degree charge is the highest degree of a felony under the New Jersey criminal code. The minimum term of incarceration that an individual can receive is ten (10) years in a New Jersey State Prison. It should go with out saying, that if you or a loved one has been charged with a first degree crime like aggravated sexual assault, armed robbery, drug distribution, murder or leader of a drug trafficking network in Mercer County or elsewhere in New Jersey, we strongly recommend that you consult with an attorney immediately about your options. As you will see below, even obtaining bail, which will allow for the individual to be released from jail pending trial, can be complicated and more likely than not, will required a formal hearing. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation today with one of the Mercer County criminal defense attorneys at Proetta, Oliver & Fay, then please contact our office at 609-789-0779. Our attorneys serve all of Mercer County, including Trenton, Hightstown, Robbinsville, West Windsor, Ewing and Princeton. Now here is some information on First Degree Felony in New Jersey.

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Princeton Drug Possession Lawyer

Princeton NJ Drug Charge Lawyer

Princeton Township is one of the more affluent and sought after municipalities in all of New Jersey, let alone Mercer County. It is home to one of the Country’s most prestiges and recognizable universities, Princeton University. If that wasn’t desirable enough, it also has an extremely bustling downtown, which attracts people from all over the area. In order to help keep Princeton such a  desirable location to not only live but to visit, law enforcement rigorously patrols the township.  As a result, what starts out as a routine traffic stop can and tends to, lead to an increase in drug possession arrests. Some of the most common drug charges that we tend to see issued in and around the Princeton area include but are not limited to cocaine possession, MDMA possession, marijuana possession and possession of prescription drugs like Xanax, Adderral and Oxycontin. These are all extremely serious charges and as you will see below, the potential sentence if convicted for one of these offenses can have a crippling affect on your life.Read More

Judge Refuses to Impose Final Restraining Order Following Hearing

Restraining Order Attorney in Robbinsville NJ

Proetta, Oliver & Fay was able to secure another dismissal of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) for one of their clients last week. Our client was served with a TRO following an alleged domestic dispute between his ex-wife. The incident took place in their residence in Robbinsville Township. The victim alleged that our client as not only verbally abuse during the altercation but was also physically abusive. Furthermore, the victim alleged that their three children were present during the dispute as well. While the case was pending, our client was also charged with violating the TRO.

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Arrested for a Second Degree Felony Offense in Mercer County

Need Attorney in Mercer County for Felony Offense

Charged with a second degree indictable offense in Mercer County? Was it for Aggravated Assault? Burglary? Sexual Assault? Eluding? Endangering the Welfare of a Child? Heroin Distribution? Gun Charge? If so, we strongly urge that you speak to an experienced Mercer County Criminal Defense Attorney as soon as possible. As you will see below, a second degree indictable offense carries with it not only a presumption of imprisonment if convicted but the term of incarceration could be up to a decade. Clearly these types of consequences are life changing. If you would like to speak to one of the criminal defense lawyers at Proetta, Oliver & Fay about your options, then please contact our Hamilton office at 609.789.0779. Our office handles all of Mercer County, including towns like East Windsor, Ewing, Trenton, Robbinsville, Highstown, Lawrenceville and Princeton. Read More

Facing a Fourth Degree Felony in Mercer County

4th Degree Indictable Offense Sentence in NJ

Being charged with a fourth degree indictable offense can be intimidating. Not understanding your options as well as the potential ramifications will only add to an already stressful situation. It is important to note here that a fourth degree indictable offense is considered a felony offense. New Jersey does not use the preferable “felony” and “misdemeanor” to describe the degrees of crimes, instead we use “indictable offenses” and “disorderly persons offenses“. As you will see below, indictable offenses are broken down even further into four different degrees: first, second, third and fourth. The specific offense charged will dictate the degree of the crime. If you or a loved one has unfortunately been charged with a fourth degree felony like possession of marijuana over 50 grams, stalking, shoplifting, driving while suspended, assault by auto or resisting arrest in Mercer County, the Law Office of Proetta, Oliver & Fay can hep. Our attorneys defend those accused of serious crimes in courts throughout Mercer County, including in towns like Hightstown, West Windsor, Trenton, Hamilton, Ewing and Robbinsville. Read More

Charged with a Third Degree Indictable Offense in Mercer County?

3rd Degree Felony Penalties in NJ

Have you been arrested and charged with a third degree indictable offense in Mercer County? Was it in Trenton? West Windsor? Hamilton? Princeton? Ewing? If so, we strongly urge that you speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible about your options. It is important to understand that indictable offenses are New Jersey’s version of a felony. They are broken down into four different degrees: first, second, third and fourth, with a first degree being the most serious. As you will see below, the potential sentence for anyone convicted of a third degree indictable offense in New Jersey can be life altering. If you have bee charged with aggravated assault, possession of heroin, terroristic threats, shoplifting, distribution of cocaine, burglary or any other offense in Mercer County, Proetta, Oliver & Fay can help. If you would like to set up a free initial consultation with one of our Mercer County criminal defense attorneys today, please contact our Hamilton office at 609-789-0779 or you can try contacting us online. Read More

Two Juveniles Charged in Lawrenceville with Bias Crimes

Juvenile Criminal Attorney in Lawrenceville NJ

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What to Expect if Charged with Assault in Hightstown

Local Lawyer Near Hightstown for Assault Charge

Whether you have been arrested and charged with simple assault, aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a police officer or served with a temporary restraining order based on a domestic violence assault incident in Hightstown, we strongly urge that you speak to attorney immediately. As you will see in greater detail below, assault charges can be very complicated to deal with it. Depending on the facts surrounding the charges, the case may be litigated in several different courts, including the Hightstown Municipal Court, the Mercer County Superior Court, Criminal Division and the Mercer County Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part. If you would like to speak to one of the Hightstown criminal defense attorneys on staff, please contact our office directly at 609-789-0779. As always, our initial consultations are free of costs. Read More

What to Expect from an Assault Charge in Princeton Township?

Domestic Violence Attorney in Princeton NJ

Princeton is well known throughout the State as being one of New Jersey’s wealthiest townships, which also makes it a very desirable place for people to settle down in. It is also home to one of the most prestigious colleges in the Country, Princeton University. With all that being said, it is not immune to its fair share of crime and one of the more common offenses charged in Princeton is assault and not just your typical alcohol driven frat part fights but domestic violence assault.Read More