Parsippany Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer (N.J.S. 2C:14-2)

Charged with Sexual Assault in New Jersey?

If you are facing charges of sexual assault, you need to get help from an attorney on an immediate basis. At my firm, The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C., I take on cases determined to fight for every possible advantage for my clients. Sex crimes are heavily punished under New Jersey law, and the consequences of a conviction will probably last a lifetime.

Under New Jersey §2C-14-2, there is a range of types of situations that could lead to a charge of sexual assault. These include the accusation that there was any threat made with any type of object that could be called a weapon, if the alleged victim was under the age of 13, or 13 years old and younger than 16 when the alleged perpetrator is 4 years or more older than the victim. In cases in which the person accused was in any position of authority, such as a teacher, coach, pastor or other person in a supervisory position or one who holds disciplinary power over the alleged victim, once again, the charge will be a felony crime of the first degree.

Penalties Far Beyond Prison Time in Sexual Assault Convictions

The penalties imposed in these cases are extensive; not only will the convicted person be required to serve 85% if the sentence imposed (which can be as high as 20 years in state prison), that person will also be required to register as a sex offender under Megan's Law. This sex offender registry is available to view easily by anyone with a mobile device or computer, and will show your picture, the offense for which you were convicted, and your address. An innocent person can have their life essentially ruined if convicted for the crime of sexual assault. Whether you are guilty, innocent or there are other circumstances in your case, you deserve the best possible defense.

After the time has been served, there are further penalties imposed, and any person convicted of the crime will be prohibited from participation in any youth serving organization. There are restrictions regarding parole and the requirement of Community Supervision for Life (CSL). This process imposes other restrictions upon convicted offenders, and allows for more charges to be filed if the requirements and terms are not fully met. It is not possible to be free from CSL unless 15 years have passed with no violations and even then it could be denied.

Get Help from a Sexual Assault Lawyer in Morris County, NJ

If you or someone you love is facing charges of sexual assault, it is imperative that you get a Parsippany criminal attorney on your side without delay. At my firm, I have devoted my entire practice to defending the criminally accused, and 100% of my practice is litigation. I am proud to have been included in Thomson Reuters' list of New Jersey Super Lawyers® as a "Rising Star" for lawyers under the age of 40 from 2006 – 2011. I am also a member of the American Association for Justice and the American Trial Lawyers Association.

How your case is managed can significantly impact the final outcome. Don't take chances if you are accused of any sexual assault offense. You need a trial attorney that can develop a strategic defense and present the defense to a jury and overcome a natural bias that can exist in sex crime cases. Contact a Morris County criminal defense lawyer from The Law Offices of Christopher G. Porreca, P.C. to learn how we can help with your case.

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