Though the resulting penalties can be harsh, failure to register as a sex offender may not as easy to prove as one might assume. Therefore it is highly advised that you first speak to a sex crimes defense attorney and do not speak to anyone else- particularly law enforcement, as the charges are may then become more difficult to defend. In New Jersey, the registration requirements are strict. Failure to comply can result in severe criminal penalties. You need a knowledgeable attorney on your side from Bergen Sex Crimes Lawyer.
What is the federal penalty for failure to register?
Under 18 U.S.C. §2250, the federal failure-to-register offense, a federal criminal penalty of up to 10 years of imprisonment exists for sex offenders required to register under SORNA who knowingly fail to register or update a registration as required where circumstances supporting federal jurisdiction exist, such as interstate or international travel or travel on or off an Indian reservation by a sex offender, or conviction of a federal sex offense for which registration is required. Via Smart.gov
SORNA requirements may be bewildering and failure to comply provides for severe penalties for those bound with the Act’s provisions who fail to do so. If you are required to register as a sex offender and are either confused or did not do so, you should contact the law offices of Bergen Sex Crimes Lawyer for a consultation.
The main office of Bergen Sex Crimes Lawyer is in Rutherford, NJ and our firm serves Bergen County and Northern New Jersey. Contact us for a meeting in our office or we will gladly meet you at your home or any other convenient location. We also gladly do consultations by phone.
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