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When accused of committing a sex crime, you may as though you are “guilty until proven innocent” based on the mere allegations, rather than the other way around. The societal stigma that accompanies sex crime charges can be difficult for even the most respected members of society to overcome. The actual punishment that accompanies a guilty verdict, however, is usually much worse. An experienced sex crimes defense lawyer is vital to safeguarding your rights.
At Team Law, we treat you with dignity, respect, and compassion regardless of the accusations against you. With over 60 years’ experience fighting for clients’ rights, we have the skills it takes to get the best possible results in your case. We are focused on one primary goal: getting a not guilty verdict in your case.
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If you have been charged with any type of sex crime, having an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer by your side is critical to protecting your future and your freedom. Contact Team Law today to find out how our experienced New Jersey sex crimes defense lawyers can help.
Even mere accusations that you committed a sex crime can be extremely damaging to your reputation and your relationships. Conviction for a sex crime carries harsh penalties in addition to the personal and professional damage you may suffer. Those penalties depend upon the exact charge you are facing.
At Team Law, our lawyers are here to develop a comprehensive defense strategy regardless of the charge. We handle sex crimes cases alleging:
Our firm also handles cases involving:
The actual punishment for a sex crime conviction can vary dramatically depending upon the charges against you. Second-degree sexual assault charges can result in up to ten years in prison and $150,000 in fines, and also carry a presumption of incarceration before parole eligibility.
Lewdness, on the other end of the scale, is usually a disorderly persons offense that carries a maximum six-month jail term and up to $1,000 in fines (although if a minor was involved, those charges can be elevated to a fourth-degree crime carrying up to 18 months in prison).
Conviction for the most serious sex crimes can result in imposition of life-long sex offender registry requirements under Megan’s Law.
Regardless of how you might feel at the moment, all defendants are innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the law. That means that the prosecution must prove every element of their case beyond a reasonable doubt. Our experienced lawyers will stand by your side to defend your rights every step of the way. A strong defense strategy might:
Often, the prosecution’s case will rest heavily upon the accuser’s own testimony. When we approach your case, we will be prepared with a complete understanding of the situation. Our lawyers will sit down with you to hear your side of the story and conduct an investigation to obtain evidence to disprove or discredit the prosecution’s case.
Developing a strong defense in a sex crimes case is always complicated. Our primary goal in building your defense is to poke holes in the prosecution’s case to get a not guilty verdict. In other cases, our lawyers will use our strong negotiating skills to attempt to obtain reduced or dropped charges. To learn more about how our persuasive and driven defense lawyers can work to protect your future, call our office today.
Even if you have yet to be formally charged with a sex crime, timing is important in these cases. Our lawyers will go to work quickly whether you are under investigation, have been arrested or formally charged. You can contact our office any time to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation with an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer.
Rape is actually a form of sexual assault. Sexual assault is the technical term that outlines the elements that the prosecution must prove to establish several different types of sex crimes. Rape is the form of sexual assault that describes sexual penetration by force.
Certain sex crimes cannot be expunged from your record regardless of how much time passes. Those include aggravated sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child. In other cases, you may be eligible for expungement after a waiting period has passed. The waiting period for expungement begins to run after you have completed your punishment.
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