Frankford NJ Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers
Sexual Offense Attorneys in Sussex and Warren County, New Jersey
The criminal defense team at the Tormey Law Firm is ferocious and highly effective when defending sex crime cases in Sussex County and Warren County. If you have been charged with a sex crime, the potential consequences can be severe, which is why you should reach out to our defense team immediately. In addition to the applicable fines and prison time, being convicted of a sex crime in New Jersey, as an adult or a juvenile, also potentially requires the defendant to register as a sex offender in compliance with Megan’s Law. Based on the nature of the conviction, the registration requirement can last for your entire life. If you have been accused of a sex crime, charged with a sexual offense, brought in for questioning, or are under investigation, it is critical to understand your rights and your options. Our criminal defense lawyers relentlessly defend our clients’ innocence in courts in Franklin, Hackettstown, Phillipsburg, Sparta, and throughout Sussex and Warren County, New Jersey. Contact The Tormey Law Firm today at 973-755-1695 to discuss your current situation and receive a free initial consultation.
Sex Crime Defense Lawyers in Franklin Borough NJ
Sex crimes in New Jersey include: aggravated sexual assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2(a); sexual assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2(b); aggravated criminal sexual contact, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3(a); criminal sexual contact, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3(b); lewdness, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4; prostitution and solicitation, N.J.S.A. 2C:34-1; endangering the welfare of a child, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4; luring and enticing N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6; Megan’s Law N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2; and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2(a)(3).
Sexual assault is a serious crime in New Jersey and it will be charged either as a first or second degree crime depending on the circumstances of the offense including but not limited to, the age of the victim, the relationship to the victim, whether or not physical force was used to coerce the victim, and whether or not the victim suffered severe personal injury. Under the New Jersey Criminal Code, “sexual contact” is defined as an intentional touching by the victim or actor either directly or through clothing, of the victim’s or actor’s intimate parts for the purpose of degrading or humiliating the victim or sexually arousing or sexually gratifying the actor. Depending on the age of the victim and the relationship with the victim, the alleged perpetrator will charged with either third or fourth degree criminal sexual contact.
Other sex crimes in New Jersey include endangering the welfare of a child, luring, and lewdness. For example, any person having a legal duty to care for a child who engages in sexual contact which would impair or debauch the morals of the child is guilty of a crime of the second degree and any other person who engages in sexual contact with a child is guilty of a crime of the third degree. Likewise, exposing of one’s genitals for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of the actor or of any other person, is a crime of the fourth degree or a disorderly persons offense depending on the underlying circumstances.
Contact Greenwich NJ Sexual Charges Lawyers to Discuss Your Case
Regardless of the sex crime charges you may be facing, it is important to consult with an experienced sex crimes defense attorney to learn more about the potential consequences and available defenses. The sex crime defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm are available to start developing a defense strategy. If you have been charged with a sex crime in Sussex or Warren County, contact us at 973-755-1695 for immediate assistance. We provide cost-free consultations and one of our highly knowledgeable lawyers will answer all of your questions.