Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick has deleted a pitch to help sex offenders get pulled off the Megan’s Law registry from his law firm website.
“Don’t let one bad decision in your past ruin your entire future. If you have been convicted of a sex offense in New Jersey, you need to speak with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney and explore your options for getting removed from the Megan’s Law sex registry,” the website, jonbramnick.com, stated.
Bramnick has been under fire for promising to discredit victims of sexual assault.
Since the New Jersey Globe first broke the story, Bramnick has removed nine different areas of criminal law from his law firm website, including a reference to “the unfair bias against the defendant” in cases of domestic violence. “
Bramnick faces a tough re-election campaign to keep his 21st district Assembly seat against Democrats Lisa Mandelblatt and Stacey Gunderman.
References to Megan’s Law, rape, gun crimes, carjacking, murder, terroristic threats and drunk driving were dropped from jonbramnick.com over the last few days.
New Jersey law allows a sex offender to be removed from the Megan’s Law registry after 15 years, if they have a clean record and are no longer a threat to the safety of others.
The Legislature passed Megan’s Law in 1994 following the murder of seven-year-old Megan Kanka in Hamilton Township. Her killer, Jesse Timmendequas, was a neighbor who already had two prior convictions for sexual assault.
Ten registered sex offenders reside in Bramnick’s district, according to the state registry.
The website also touts that “Bramnick can deliver the legal defense celebrity clients require.”
“He has been retained by both celebrities who have been injured and those charged with criminal offenses, the site said, noting that Bramnick “ represents clients in criminal matters such as … domestic violence cases.”
Bramnick reportedly told POLITCO last week that he doesn’t handle criminal cases.