Criminal backgrounds can sometimes follow a person and make more problems for them in the future. Some people with a past criminal record will move to a new location where people do not know them or know about their criminal past. A New Jersey man was recently arrested for allegedly violating his probation after moving across the state border, and he may now have to hire a criminal defense attorney to help him get through this situation.
The man was arrested after he allegedly failed to register himself as a sex offender in the new state, and complaints were made. Apparently, after the arrest was made, it was determined that the man was wanted in New Jersey for violating the terms of his probation. However, the exact reason for the violation was not indicated in the report.
According to the report, the man had already served a six-year sentence of imprisonment and was in the middle of a five-year parole sentence after pleading guilty to an aggravated count of sexual assault in New Jersey. After the out-of-state arrest was made, the man was committed to a county prison and is currently being held on a $130 thousand cash bail. The reports were not clear as to whether the man would be taken back to New Jersey to face the charges.
Even though the man may have a past criminal record, this does not automatically make him guilty of the probation violation. It is the responsibility of the prosecution team to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the man was actually in violation. Hiring a criminal defense team could help him to get through the legal proceedings so that he can get on with his life as he may have been trying to do.
Source: newsitem.com, Shamokin police apprehend convicted sex offender wanted in New Jersey, Eric Scicchitano, Jan. 21, 2014