Criminal: Megan's Law Strictures Added Years Later
The New Jersey Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether a judge can decide, years after the defendant has completed his sentence, to impose lifetime community supervision when, for some reason, it was not made part of the original sentence. In State v. Schubert, A-15-11, the state asked the court to overturn an Appellate Division ruling that said imposing that sanction now, years after a sex offender completed his sentence, would be improper since the state "slept on its rights" and the defendant has an expectation of finality. Deputy Attorney General Brian Uzdavinis asked the court to re-impose lifetime supervision because it is legislatively mandated.
COURT MULLS IF MEGAN'S LAW STRICTURES MAY BE ADDED YEARS AFTER SENTENCE
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