Discover 3 Ways an Attorney Can Help You if You Are Subject to Megan’s Law
The point of Megan’s Law is to protect the public by making it clear where convicted sex offenders live. While the purpose may be positive, the results are often not. Keep reading to learn how a criminal defense attorney can help a person who is subject to Megan’s Law. Then contact The Mattern Law Firm at 310-342-8254.
Understanding Who is Subject to Megan’s Law
There are specific crimes that Megan’s Law applies to. They include child molestation, sexual assault, rape, indecent exposure, incest, continuous sexual abuse of a child, and indecent exposure. If a person in California is convicted of any of these crimes then it is likely they will be subject to Megan’s Law and required to register as a sex offender as well as follow other rules.
- We Can Help with Appeals
- We Can Help Defend You Against Alleged Violations
- We Can Help You File a Certificate of Rehabilitation
First and foremost, if you have been convicted of a crime that requires you to register under Megan’s Law, we may pursue an appeal that would help you have the charge reversed. If there is any doubt about the original attorney who defended you, then an appeal may be possible. They may have missed an element that a more experienced and diligent attorney would have found and used to have the case dismissed or to achieve a not guilty verdict.
You could potentially face serious penalties if you are accused of violating Megan’s Act. Your criminal defense attorney can help defend you against a violation. Without a defense, you may end up in jail or prison and with other consequences. We can find the best way to defend you, which may involve showing that you did not violate the law at all, or that you did but it was not willful.
You may be able to get a certificate of rehabilitation, which comes with many benefits including relieving you of the requirement to register. Whether or not you are eligible will depend largely on the original offense and whether or not you have completed all legal requirements such as jail time, community service, and paid your fines. If so, your attorney may be able to help you get this certificate.
Do Not Assume You Are Out of Options – Call a Megan’s Law Attorney Today
No matter how impossible the situation may seem, there are options. If you want to talk to an attorney who cares about your case and wants to find the best possible way forward, we recommend you contact The Mattern Law Firm at 310-342-8254. We will begin with a free legal consultation and help you better understand your options.