Sex crimes are regarded as one of the most serious categories of criminal offense a juvenile can face at the Somerset County Superior Court in Somerville NJ. Consequences are extreme whether the charge involves allegations sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, lewdness, luring or endangering the welfare of a child. The collateral consequences can also be life changing as many sex violations result in mandatory registration as a sex offender. The defense of a sex offense is nothing for the inexperienced, especially when your child’s future is in jeopardy. At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our staff of criminal defense lawyers represents one of the largest and most experienced teams in the state. From our office located in Bridgewater NJ, our former prosecutors and skilled attorneys serve this region including larger municipalities like Branchburg, Bernards, Hillsborough, North Plainfield, Bridgewater and Franklin Township. We know what is necessary to effectively defend a sex case and are prepared to exhaust every avenue to insure that your son or daughter averts any life altering ramifications. To discuss the facts of your matter with a knowledge attorney at the firm, call us at 908-722-1011.
Megan’s Law. Looming high over the head of all people charged with sexual assault and several other forms of sex crime is Megan’s Law. This law was enacted following the tragic rape and murder of a seven-year old by a neighbor who had a prior record as a sex offender. Megan’s Law requires that individuals convicted of most sex offenses register with their community so that any associated threat is known. An individual is subject to registration and reporting under this law for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years following conviction.
Penalties & Grading of Sex Offenses. On top of registration under Megan’s Law, an individual convicted of luring, endangering or any other sex charge is exposed to serious penalties. Aggravated sexual assault is a first degree crime. Sexual assault, luring, and endangering the welfare of a child by engaging in sexual conduct are all a second degree crime. Aggravated criminal sexual contact is a third degree crime. Lewdness where the victim is under 13 and criminal sexual contact are a fourth degree crime.
Juvenile Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer
Cases involving sexual misconduct can lead to incarceration, heavy fines, and a requirement of registration in your community as a sex offender. Your child nor any juvenile for that matter can afford to face charges such as these without a knowledgeable lawyer in their corner. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have the skills to insure property protection of your son or daughter. To discuss the circumstances of your charge with one of the lawyers on our staff, call our Bridgewater Office today at 908-722-1011. Initial consultations are always without a fee so there is no reason to hesitate in contact us.