NJ: Supreme Court rules removal from registry is one strike and you are out
Article originally posted in the Florida Action Commitee page; https://floridaactioncommittee.org/nj-supreme-court-rules-removal-from-registry-is-one-strike-and-you-are-out/#respond
As you read this in respect to this Arizona chapter of W.A.R. we ask that you please contact your Senators and Congress-people in your District to help AZ become a state that has a Registry Removal process.
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled this week that the provision of their registration statute that allows those on the registry to apply for removal if they haven’t committed a crime within 15 years following conviction or release from a correctional facility for any term of imprisonment imposed is a one strike and you are out deal.
Two NJ registrants filed a lawsuit seeking their removal from the registry after remaining crime free for 15 years. Even though their crimes were in the 1990’s, they both had arrests in 2001 – one for a computer-related theft and one for failure to register as a sex offender, Since 15 years had passed since their 2001 theft and FTR, they sought removal, but the State argued that the Statute says if you commit a crime within 15 years of your sex offense you’ve blown your chance to ever get off the registry.
Sadly, their Supreme Court agreed. The opinion can be read here: https://www.njcourts.gov/attorneys/assets/opinions/supreme/a_73_74_18.pdf?c=bWo
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In this trying time we want to reiterate a few things for our registrants and families. We don't want there to be any confusion or penalties concerning registry requirements during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Make sure you know current requirements. You can go to your Sheriff's Office website to see if there is new information there. If so, we suggest you do a screen print and save it. Call your registry office to get clarification on any questions you might have. Document the date, time, who you spoke with and their instructions regarding any address change, vehicle, employment, travel dates if required, etc.
Keep in mind if you are required to update your drivers license annually through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) you should contact them for their status. Some are limiting the number of people allowed inside and you have to wait to receive a call from them and then come back inside. Document any instructions.Be safe, be smart, stay healthy and know we will get through this.
All information is confidential and we do not distribute any data whatsoever.
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