There are few crimes viler than sex crimes, and society, as well as New Jersey courts, acknowledge this. However, our firm understands that in today’s day and age, people are frequently wrongly charged and are forced to face the consequences for the rest of their lives. We are here to help those people. Please read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney to learn more about what our firm can do for you.
What happens if I am charged with a sex crime in New Jersey?
There are various types of sex crimes that individuals can be charged with. Some of the most frequent sex crime cases our firm handles are as follows:
- Possession or distribution of child pornography
- Child endangerment
- Criminal sexual conduct
- Internet solicitation of a minor
- Sexual assault
- Statutory rape
Rather obviously, if you have been charged with any of these crimes, you risk years in jail, as well as potentially crippling fines. If you are charged with sexual assault, you may spend up to 10 years in prison. Additionally, if your sexual assault charge is elevated to aggravated sexual assault, you may spend up to 20 years in prison. For other charges, and depending on the circumstances of your case, you may spend even more time in prison. Do not run the risk of facing these charges without an experienced attorney by your side.
What is Megan’s Law?
New Jersey has Megan’s Law in place to ensure that all those convicted of a sex crime must register as a sex offender. Rather obviously, this can drastically affect your life, affecting relationships, employment opportunities, and more. This is both embarrassing and potentially reputation-shattering–do not go down without a fight.
Are there any potential defenses to a sex crime?
Fortunately, with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney, there are ways to defend you from your charges. For example, in some cases, your attorney can either prove lack of intent. In other, more serious cases, your attorney may prove insanity. In other cases, an experienced attorney can prove that the incident in question simply did not happen, exonerating you completely. Of course, your attorney’s defense will depend on your exact situation, so you must retain the legal services of an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system. Our firm is here to help–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm today
Thomas DeMarco & Associates, LLC is an experienced Camden County criminal defense law firm located in Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey. We understand how potentially damaging a criminal can be, which is why we pride ourselves in our willingness to fight for our client’s rights. Our firm handles all criminal matters and is ready to provide you with our knowledgeable legal counsel. Do not hesitate to contact our firm to discuss your legal situation.