One 38-year-old man from Toms River pleaded guilty Dec. 21 to failing to register his new address in October. He was sentenced to 364 days in jail, and he is required to register with the authorities once he leaves prison. A second Toms River resident, age 34, was also sentenced to jail for the same crime. He was taken into custody in August after he did not register his new address with the authorities. The third person, who also received the same sentence, was identified as a 33-year-old resident from Seaside Heights.
If the person moves, they must register with law enforcement in the city where they intend to move. If they fail to register their new address, they could be sentenced to prison.
When a person is accused of a sex crime, they may face serious consequences that could include a jail sentence. Additionally, registering as a sex offender may be a requirement. Registering as a sex offender could have serious consequences in a person's life, including the loss of job prospects or difficulty renting an apartment. An attorney may be able to assist with drafting a strong defense against the accusations depending on the evidence available. In some cases, for example, there may be no evidence other than testimony.