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The Tier classification decision an extremely important part of the Megan's Law process and can have a dramatic effect upon the life of someone convicted of a Megan's Law offense. If someone is classified as Tier 1, the notification will likely be limited to just those law enforcement agencies who are expected to encounter such an individual because the likelihood to re-offend is deemed to be low. In addition to these entities, local educational institutions, licensed day care centers and licensed summer camps are also notified. Tier 3 offenders are deemed to be High Risk offenders. Once the Registrant Risk Assessment Scale form is filled out by the State, it is sent to the Megan's Law offender along with a letter notifying him or her of the right to challenge the Tier classification.
The higher the Tier the greater the public notification associated with the offense. Tier 2 offenders may also appear in the New Jersey Sex Offender Internet Registry. Notification for Tier 3 offenders includes community organizations and law enforcement agencies, camps, day care centers, schools and members of the public likely to encounter the offender. He or she is generally given 14 days within which to notify the applicable Superior Court Judge assigned to the case and the State that he or she wants to challenge the Tier classification.
In addition, all Tier 3 offenders are listed in the New Jersey Sex Offender Internet Registry. If the Tier classification is challenged, it is generally heard in the County where the underlying offense occurred by a Superior Court Judge assigned to handle Megan's Law Tier challenges.
The method of assigning an individual to Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3 involves a scoring system know as the Registrant Risk Assessment Scale. The Tier hearing is like most judicial proceedings in New Jersey.
The RRAS is an actual form broken down into 13 separate categories. Victim Selection (household member, acquaintance or stranger); 5. Prior to the hearing, the State will generally produce a "Discovery Packet" containing such things as the Judgment of Conviction, the Indictment or Accusation underlying the offense, the applicable portions of the offender's Pre-Sentence Report and the completed RRAS form. Brickfield routinely handle Tier Hearings and Megan's Law Cases throughout Northern New Jersey.
The State looks at the facts and circumstances underlying the offense(s) that an individual has been found guilty of and assigns points to each category. The offender will also generally have an opportunity to submit a packet of information outlining his or her objection to the Tier classification reached by the State. Please contact BRICKFIELD & DONAHUE to discuss your case at (201) 488-7707.The 13 categories used by the State in the RRAS form are: 1. The Court will set a date for argument and will, on that date, generally hear argument from the State and from the offender's attorney on each of the 13 categories underlying the RRAS. A score of 0 to 36 is deemed to be a "Low Risk" or Tier 1 offender. Gibson, of Clarion, failed to comply with the requirements for registration of sexual offenders and did provide false information.According to police, the incident occurred between April 26 and May 31. No other information on this incident was released. Gibson is 6′ tall, 184 lbs., with brown eyes and brown hair.According to Megan’s Law public website, Gibson’s primary offense was Indecent Assault. His residential address is South 5th Avenue, Clarion, Pa.