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.
This law is and its dictates is very effective for both law enforcement and the public to be able to track the location of where a sex offender lives and take whatever safe guards they deem necessary.
There are a number of different things that someone who is forced to register and be on the Megan's Law Website can do, depending on which crime they were convicted of, in order to attempt to be removed from the website.
I always suggest that anyone who is attempting to removed from this website take some time to do some due diligence and figure out exactly where they fall in the big scheme of things and what they can and can not hope to accomplish if they attempt to be removed from the website.
There is all kinds of information available to those individuals who want to learn the ins and outs of this process.
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 offenders may fall under the “undisclosed category” wherein they are registered sex offender known by authorities and 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 you meet the requirements 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. Anytime your liberty is in jerpardy, it is always best to do your homework first and if you find that you can be helped, then hire a qualified expert.