Sex Crimes Attorney Jersey City

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

    In response to Megan’s Law, the Sex Offender Internet Registry Law, also known as Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), was enacted which requires certain sex offenders to register. This law was formed with the motive to create awareness of sex offenders by making their information public. Failure to register is a crime.
    A person who has been convicted, or found not guilty by reason of insanity for commission of a sex offense shall register as a sex offender.
    A person who fails to register as required under this act shall be guilty of a crime of the third degree.

Registration Requirements

    An individual who has been convicted of the following sex crime is required to register as a sex offender:

  • Sexual conduct with a minor
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual assault of spouse
  • Molestation of a child or continuous sexual abuse of a child
  • Infamous crimes against nature
  • Lewd and lascivious acts
  • Indecent exposure and public sexual indecency
  • Taking a child for the purpose of prostitution
  • Sexual exploitation of a minor
  • Incest
  • Kidnapping, aggravated assault, murder, unlawful imprisonment, and burglary (when the offense includes evidence of sexual motivation)
  • Failure to register as a sex offender
  • Violation of Sex Offender Registration statutes

    Penalty for Failure to Register as Sex Offender: Third Degree Crime

    Failure to register as sex offender is a third degree crime. If convicted, then the offender is liable for 3 to 5 years imprisonment.

Sex Crime Offense Defense Lawyer

If have been charged with failure to register as sex offender, then contact our experienced sex crime defense lawyer. The Law Office of Joel Silberman, LLC works to help you. Call us today at 201-420-1913 and see what we can do for you.

We serve in Jersey City and Newark in New Jersey.


Child Pornography Laws in New Jersey

Under New Jersey law, it is illegal to possess, view, distribute, share, receive, photograph or allow a child to engage in child pornography because the images of child pornography are not considered protected speech by the Constitution of New Jersey. It is rather considered as a form of child sexual exploitation. Child pornography can take place on a computer through the use of the internet or a smartphone which is commonly known as sexting.

What is prohibited?

  • Allowing or causing a child to engage in any prohibited sexual acts if one knows or has reason to know or knows the act to be filmed either through the internet or as a part of exhibition or performance.

  • Producing, photographing or filming a child in a prohibited sexual act.

  • Knowingly possessing any item that depicts sexual exploitation or abuse of a child;

  • Knowingly distributing an item that depicts sexual exploitation or abuse of a child;

  • Knowingly keeping or maintaining child pornography by using a file-sharing program.


Penalties for child pornography in New Jersey

  • For first time offender, at least five years jail term for distributing at least 25 images of child pornography and ten years for repeated offenders.

  • Anyone convicted of engaging a child in pornography will serve at least 85 percent of their prison term.

  • Non-parents and guardians engaging a child in pornography will face charges of first-degree crime.

  • Anyone convicted for second and subsequent times for permitting or causing reproduction of child pornography will face extended prison terms.

  • Certain convictions may include lifetime parole supervision.

Contact Experienced Sex Crime Defense Attorney

It is very important to have an experienced New Jersey child pornography defense lawyer who understands the issues at play.

When your reputation, your job and your livelihood are on the line, a sex crimes attorney in Jersey City, NJ at the Law Office of Joel Silberman, LLC can assist in investigating and preparing your case. Attorney Silberman and his team can work with the appropriate experts to maximize your ability to obtain a successful resolution of your case.

Please feel free to call our office at 201-420-1913 for further information about conviction of child pornography offenses. You can also send mails at

Their service locations include Jersey City and Newark.

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