New Jersey Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers
Aggressive Defense Lawyers Represent Clients Accused of Sex Crimes in Gloucester County, Camden County, and Burlington County
New Jersey prosecutors are fierce about prosecuting defendants accused of committing sex crimes. When faced with these emotionally charged allegations, it is critical that you fight back with the strongest defense possible. Much more than jail time hangs in the balance. If convicted, you could become subject to lifelong registration requirements—meaning that every employer, landlord and even neighbor that you have could obtain access to information about your conviction as a sex offender.
Hercules Law Group, LLC is here to put their arsenal of defense strategies to work in your case. The firm has the deep legal knowledge and familiarity with the New Jersey criminal courts that you want on your side when facing serious criminal charges. Hercules Law Group, LLC knows what it takes to win even in the most difficult cases.
With more than 20 years of experience, the firm has successfully defended against countless claims of sexual assault, date rape and other sex offenses. The sooner you speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, the better your chances of success become. Prosecutors often charge defendants with sex crimes even if they only have the bare minimum amount of circumstantial evidence. Hercules Law Group, LLC can quickly go to work in discrediting that evidence and the prosecution’s case.
Have you been accused of a sex crime in New Jersey? Call or contact Hercules Law Group, LLC to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation as soon as possible.
New Jersey Criminalizes a Broad Range of Sex Crimes
New Jersey prosecutors often fight to get the maximum available penalties for sex offenders. The public stigma surrounding sex crimes is strong. Without an equally strong defense, the prosecutor could very well succeed even if the facts in your case do not call for the penalty sought.
Hercules Law Group, LLC is committed to creating a persuasive, detailed defense strategy designed to get the best possible results in your case. We handle all types of sex crimes cases, including charges of:
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Criminal sexual contact
- Megan’s law violations
- Internet sex crimes
- Child pornography
- Failure to register as a sex offender
- Prostitution and solicitation
- Endangering the welfare of a child
Hercules Law Group, LLC will handle every aspect of your defense. The firm works with private investigators to locate evidence the prosecution may have missed. In other cases, your lawyer may retain respected scientific and psychological experts to testify on your behalf.
The firm goes through every detail of your case to determine whether evidence was illegally obtained and should be excluded. New Jersey prosecutors are likely to pursue your charges vigorously—and Hercules Law Group, LLC is committed to providing an aggressive defense in response, with the goal of securing an acquittal or getting your charges dropped or reduced.
Serious Penalties for Sex Crimes Conviction in New Jersey
The penalties for a sex crime conviction depend upon the specific crime alleged. Despite this, these penalties are almost always serious and carry substantial jail time. Penalties may include:
- Prison. The most serious sex crimes can be punished as first and second-degree felonies, depending upon the circumstances. A first-degree aggravated sexual assault conviction carries between ten and 20 years in prison with a presumption that you will serve at least 85% of your sentence before parole eligibility.
- Sex offender registration. Under Megan’s Law, defendants convicted of serious sex crimes can be subject to life-long sex offender registration requirements. Your name, address, car model and information about your conviction may be made publicly available. Not only will you be required to disclose this information to landlords and potential employers, but your neighbors and other members of the community will have access to these details.
- Financial penalties. Even a low-level sex crime, such as lewdness, can carry $1,000 in financial fines if prosecuted as a disorderly persons offense—and up to $10,000 if elevated to a fourth-degree felony.
- Reputational damage. Both your personal and professional relationships are likely to suffer even if you are merely accused of committing a sex crime.
These penalties are chilling, but they are not automatic. Hercules Law Group, LLC is here to fight every step of the way to clear your name and protect your future. Call today to learn more about how the firm will fight to protect your rights.
Call a Veteran Criminal Defense Lawyer Today if You Have Been Arrested on Sex Crime Charges
Whether you have been arrested, charged or are under investigation for committing a sex crime, it is never too early to speak with an experienced defense lawyer. Your case begins well before the charges against you are made formally. In some cases, an experienced defense lawyer may even be able to negotiate behind the scenes so that you are never formally charged.
Hercules Law Group, LLC is dedicated to providing zealous, expert legal representation for clients accused of sex crimes in New Jersey. When the stakes are this high, call or contact Hercules Law Group, LLC to speak confidentially with an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer.
Frequently Asked Questions About Defending Against Sex Crime Allegations
Parole supervision for life, or PSL, is another potential penalty that may apply in sex crimes cases. Upon release from prison, you may be subject to ongoing supervised parole for life. Violating the terms of your parole can put you back in jail even after your original sentence is complete. These terms might include restrictions on where you can live, where and when you can travel and even your access to the internet.
Whether or not a plea bargain is advisable depends heavily upon the facts of your case. If the prosecution’s evidence is weak, they might offer to reduce your charges so that you risk less jail time and might not be subject to registration requirements. However, you will still be admitting guilt.
Hercules Law Group, LLC works closely with you to make sure you understand all consequences of accepting or declining a plea. The firm will never pressure you to accept this result—only present the option as one of your choices. An experienced defense lawyer will always be ready to advocate for your rights at trial if you choose to fight the charges.