What is Megan’s Law?
Megan’s Law was a law passed back in 1996 in response to a rape and murder of seven year old Megan Kanka. The crime was committed by a man who had moved across the street from the kanka home. This man was known by local authorities to be a convicted child molester and was registered as a sex offender but this information was not available to the public, which includes the Kanka family. As a result, Megan’s law was enacted which made information regarding sex offenders and their location available on the internet.
Being Removed from Megan’s Law
As humans, we do not like all our personal information to be made public and sex offenders feel even more passionately about it. Some sex offender may fall under the “undisclosed category” wherein they are registered sex offender known by authorities do not have any of their information posted on the internet. Not everyone falls in this category, and if you do not then you may apply for removal.
There is a Megan’s Law exclusion form that must be filled out and returned to the California Department of Justice. There are certain criteria and requirements to be eligible for removal. for example, if you are labeled as a sexually violent predator, you will automatically be ineligible to apply for removal. If you do meet all the requirements then you will be removed from Megan’s Law and your information excluded from the internet. If you commit a subsequent sex offense you will fall back into the Megan’s Law Website but if meet the requirement of removal, then you may reapply.
Hire a Sex Crime Defense Lawyer
As experienced and knowledgeable sex crime defense lawyers we can guide you through the whole process. We understand that this form is vital to your entire future and we know that this exclusion is very imperative to you. We want to help. To find out how, call us at the Hedding Law Firm and we will discuss it all in detail during your free consultation.