July 12, 2011

STATE OF NEW JERSEY VS. G.L. A-1380-08T1 05-20-11

05-20-11 STATE OF NEW JERSEY VS. G.L. A-1380-08T1

Because it appeared that defendant, a juvenile, had not been adequately advised of the Megan's Law consequences of his plea of guilty to conduct that, if he were an adult, would constitute aggravated sexual assault, his plea was vacated and he was permitted to plead guilty to fourth-degree child abuse, an offense that was not subject to Megan's Law. Following this second plea, defendant moved to vacate two convictions for failure to register that had occurred in the interval between the first and second pleas. His motion was denied, and we affirmed that determination, basing our opinion on California and United States Supreme Court precedent.

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