Sex offender harboring legislation advances in New Jersey Senate

As reported by, a bill pending in the New Jersey Senate would impose a mandatory three year sentence on anyone convicted of harboring sex offenders, impeding their arrest, or helping them to avoid sex offender registration requirements. The bill was approved by the Law and Public Safety Committee and will soon be voted on by the full Senate.


Being accused of a sex crime can have serious consequences, including prison time and fines, civil commitment, and registration under New Jersey’s Megan’s Law. Even if you’re innocent, the mere accusation can permanently damage your reputation. And as this legislation shows, aiding sex offenders can carry stiff consequences even if you didn’t actually commit a sex crime.


If you’ve been charged with a sex crime, contact me, Anthony N. Palumbo, New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney, through the email form on my website or at 1-866-664-8118 for a free and confidential consultation. I am a partner at the criminal defense law firm Palumbo & Renaud, and I know what it takes to fight sex crimes charges successfully. As a former prosecutor and current criminal defense attorney with more than 35 years of experience, I have the resources, skills, and expertise to aggressively defend you and protect your legal rights.


Palumbo & Renaud is a New Jersey criminal defense law firm with offices in Cranford, Elizabeth, Newark, and Manasquan, and we represent individuals throughout New Jersey, including Essex County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County and Union County.