Year: 2019

Lunsford Act Penalties in New Jersey Child Sexual Abuse Cases

December 24, 2019

New Jersey has adopted its own version of the Lunsford Act. This law creates mandatory guidelines for plea bargaining and sentencing where the victim of sexual assault is under the age of thirteen (13). Prosecutors and judges are bound by these guidelines and are strictly prohibited from allowing ch

What Is “Sexual Penetration” Under New Jersey Law

October 6, 2019

A question that frequently arises in consultations with our New Jersey sex crimes lawyers is what constitutes sexual penetration when someone is charged with aggravated sexual assault or sexual assault in New Jersey. This term is addressed in N.J.S.A. 2C:14-1, the statute that defines key terms that