A defendant, a 51-year-old male who is currently a registered as a sex offender, under what is known as Megan’s Law is currently living in New Jersey. On February 8, 2013, he had to make an appearance in court because he failed a drug test. He also had to appear in court for a failure on his part to comply with the electronic monitoring requirements of the court. According to lab results that were given to the New Jersey State Parole Board yesterday, the defendant had tested positive for marijuana use. Also, according to the criminal complaint, the Defendant is being charged with a failure to keep his tracking device on him at all times.
These current restrictions placed on the defendant, which are the center of his current charges, came as a result of an attempt the he made to sexually assault a woman back in the year 1997. It is alleged that the Defendant tried to attack a 33-year-old woman while she was sitting in the park on a bench in Bergen County, New Jersey. This is according to the records that are kept by Bergen County state police documenting the activities of sex offenders that are registered under Megan’s Law. The defendant bail is still to be set at a future date. This is because the severe storms in New Jersey required the courts to close at 2:30 PM.
These are very serious charges and if the defendant is convicted of violating parole, he could be required to serve the remainder of his original sentence. The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is an experienced Bergen County Criminal Defense Firm. We have a long track record of success, if you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense in Bergen County New Jersey we can help. Please contact any one of our Bergen County Offices for a free consultation with any one of our eight criminal defense attorneys.