Lewdness Charges in Sandy Hook NJ?
If you were arrested and charged with lewdness in any municipality in Essex County, the skilled attorney and former prosecutors at the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver are ready to help you avoid a conviction and the penalties that come with a finding of guilt. We are available for free consultation 24/7 at 973-710-1520.
The offense of lewdness is viewed poorly by society because of the perverse way in which it is interpreted. It clearly is not in any individual’s best interest to have people believe they are prone to exposing their genitals or, worse yet, cannot control urges to commit lewd sexual acts in public (e.g. masturbating). You definitely need to mount your very best defense to a lewd conduct charge and we can help you. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver are well versed and skilled in the defense of indecent exposure and other lewd conduct offenses. Don’t make the mistake of underestimating the need for an experienced lawyer at your side and, at a very minimum, take advantage of a free consultation with our firm. Our attorneys also represent clients charged with sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sexual contact charges as well.
Lewdness Attorneys in Fairfield NJ
Disorderly Persons Offense of Lewdness
An individual may be convicted of a disorderly persons offense for lewdness under N.J.S. 2C:14-4(a). In order for the state to prove this grade of lewdness, it must establish that the accused committed a flagrantly lewd and offensive act, that he know or reasonably believed would be observed by others, and that the individual(s) would be affronted or alarmed by the conduct. In applying this law, a lewd act not only situations of genital exposure (e.g. the classic “indecent exposure” case) but any conduct that satisfies the language of 2C:14-4 and is done to arouse or gratify a sexual desire. An individual may therefore convicted of lewdness for not only masturbating in public but also by touching his own intimate parts over the clothing, or having some form of sexual relations with a consenting adult in public view. An individual may be sentenced to six (6) months in the county jail for disorderly persons lewdness. The impact of a conviction for lewdness can have a much long impact in every day life given the fact that the offense will be on your record and the dirty stigma to which it is associated.
Fourth Degree Crime of Lewdness
A lewdness charge can become an indictable offense involving a fourth degree crime under two circumstances. The first way fourth degree lewdness arises is where the lewd act is in the presence of a child that is less than thirty (13) years old and at least four (4) years younger than the accused. Lewdness in the fourth degree also arises where the victim suffers from a mental disorder than rendered them unable to comprehend the sexual nature of the conduct involved. The potential prison term for fourth degree lewdness is eighteen (18) months and the maximum fine is $10,000. Megan’s Law does not apply to a N.J.S. 2C:14-4 lewdness violation.
Lewdness Attorneys in Nutley NJ
Whether you are facing a charge in municipal court or at the Essex County Superior Court, our lawyers have the knowledge and skill that you want and need to effectively fight this offense. We are prepared defend you throughout the county including in West Orange, Montclair, Belleville, Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Livingston. Contact our sex crimes lawyers for immediate assistance at 973-710-1520.