One of the most stigmatizing categories of criminal charges that an individual may face is a sex offense. Most crimes that fall within this category not only involve severe penalties but also include public notification that you are a convicted sex offender under Megan’s Law. When the stakes are this high, you need representation from an attorney that has the experience and dedication needed to ensure that you have the best opportunity for winning your case. At the Law Offices of Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver we offer one of the largest defense teams in the state, including former county prosecutors who have handled many sex cases, even in the Essex County Prosecutors Office. We know how to defend a sex crime and are ready to put our experience to work for you. If you have been charged with a sex related offense in towns like South Orange, East Orange, Newark, Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Fairfield, Cedar Grove, West Caldwell or Milburn, we can help
Sexual Assault Attorneys in Essex County NJ
Title 14 of the New Jersey Criminal Code is captioned Sex Offenses. This section of the code is not, however, the only place where NJ sex crimes can be found. The following is a comprehensive list of all sexually based criminal offenses set forth under New Jersey law with links to a detailed discussion regarding each violation:
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Sexual Assault
- Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact
- Criminal Sexual Contact
- Invasion of Privacy
- Endangering the Welfare of a Child
- Possession or Distribution of Child Pornography
- Prostitution (e.g. Promoting, Soliciting, etc.)
Megan’s Law Registration Requirements For Convicted Sex Offenders in NJ
A conviction to certain criminal offenses is believed to be an indication that an individual is or is prone to be a sexual predator. In recognition of this belief, Megan’s Law was adopted and requires registration and supervision of sex offenders. The requirements under Megan’s Law are different depending on what “tier” and individual is placed into in terms of community threat. Unless an individual’s conviction involves an ineligible sex offense, he or she may apply for Removal from Megan’s Law once fifteen (15) years has elapsed from the date they were convicted or release from confinement, whichever is later. If an individual fails to properly register any time prior to removal, he or she may be charged with Failure to Register under N.J.S. 2C:7-2.
Montclair NJ Endangering the Welfare of a Child Lawyers
The approach taken by the police and prosecutors when it comes to sex based criminal offenses tends to be extreme. This is the stance often taken despite the fact that the state’s entire case may be based on the testimony of the victim. We know how to effectively defend a sex case, including the proper approach for a cross-examination that will allow for reasonable doubt concerning the charge. And when the evidence is substantial, our attorneys know how to be persuasive in order to achieve the best result under the circumstances, whether that be through a favorable plea agreement or through another resolution.
Criminal Defense Lawyers in Esssex County NJ
You absolutely need to enlist representation as early as possible as sex charges tend to be complex. Attorneys on our staff are available 24/7 to discuss you or a loved one’s case, including issues concerning bail and/or a bail motion. Contact us at 973-710-1520 for immediate help from an experienced sex lawyer.