New Jersey Sex Crime Defense Lawyers
Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyers Represent Clients Accused of Sex Crimes in New Jersey
Allegations that you committed a sex crime are different than other criminal charges. While every criminal allegation is serious, sex crime charges are much more sensitive and damaging than other types of crimes. You’re not only facing jail time but damage to your reputation and potential lifelong registration as a sex offender. If you have been accused of a sex crime, you need the best possible lawyer who will treat your defense with the seriousness it deserves.
At Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A., our top-rated criminal defense lawyers have fought hard to successfully defend clients accused of sex crimes for more than 40 years. Our decades of experience have given us the skills needed to effectively fight to protect your freedom and reputation.
When you’re facing sex crime charges, you cannot afford to hire an inexperienced lawyer or go with a public defender who is overwhelmed with their caseload. Our lawyers dedicate our time to ensuring every client we take on receives the most effective defense possible. We jump into action immediately to find any evidence that could lead to dismissal of your case as early as possible.
If you are facing sex crime charges in New Jersey, don’t wait to learn about your options. You need a lawyer who can go to work immediately to build your defense. To learn more about our practice and how we can help, call or contact our office online today.
Examples of Sex Crimes Punishable Under New Jersey Law
At Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A., our talented criminal defense lawyers represent clients accused of any kind of sex crime in New Jersey. Examples of the charges we defend against include:
- Aggravated Sexual Assault,
- Sexual Assault/Rape,
- Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact,
- Criminal Sexual Contact,
- Statutory Rape,
- Child Molestation,
- Child Pornography,
- Internet Sex Crimes,
- Prostitution and Solicitation,
- Failure to Register as a Sex Offender (Megan’s Law Violations),
- And more.
The first step to protecting your rights and reputation is speaking with an experienced, reputable sex crime defense lawyer. The prosecutor in your case will be someone who is highly experienced in prosecuting sex crime cases in New Jersey. You need a lawyer who is equally aggressive and familiar with the legal system. At Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A., our lawyers stand ready to put our skills to work for you.
Top-Rated Criminal Defense Lawyers Fight Sex Crime Charges Across New Jersey
Depending upon the type of sex crime alleged, you can be facing years if not decades in prison. For example, sexual assault charges carry up to ten years’ in prison, while you can be facing up to 20 years if convicted of aggravated sexual assault.
At Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A., our experienced criminal defense lawyers are here to put in the hard work necessary to effectively defend our clients. Our lawyers will:
- Work to get you quickly released from jail on bail or on your own recognizance,
- Conduct a detailed investigation in every case to get the evidence needed to successfully fight on your behalf,
- Closely examine the evidence and process used by the prosecution and law enforcement to determine whether your constitutional rights were violated, such as through an illegal search and seizure or otherwise,
- Examine whether any forensic evidence, such as a rape case, being used against you is somehow faulty,
- Analyze the prosecution’s witnesses for credibility issues,
- Determine whether racial or ethnic bias may have inappropriately come into play in your case.
Attention to detail is key in successfully defending against sex crime charges. In every case, our goal is to get your case dismissed or the charges against you reduced if at all possible. We don’t wait for a trial to begin defending your rights—we go to work immediately to take every action that could minimize the damage caused to your reputation and future.
Schedule a Confidential Consultation with Our Respected New Jersey Defense Lawyers to Discuss Allegations that You Committed a Sex Crime
Being accused of a sex crime in New Jersey can change your life forever—in the worse possible ways. Our top-rated defense lawyers are here to help you navigate the complex New Jersey criminal justice system. We question every piece of prosecutorial evidence and we don’t stop there—we leave no stone unturned in exploring every possible avenue to build a successful defense.
If you or a loved one are facing sex crime charges, call or contact our defense lawyers today for a free and completely confidential consultation about your charges.
Frequently Asked Questions About Defense of Sex Crimes in New Jersey
Some types of sex crime convictions carry a registration requirement. Examples of convictions that will carry registration requirements under Megan’s Law include:
– Sexual assault,
– Criminal sexual contact with a minor,
– Statutory rape,
– Child pornography,
– Aggravated criminal sexual contact,
– Kidnapping of a minor,
– Endangering the welfare of a child.
This list is not exclusive, and a sex crime conviction may require registration—meaning that you will have to register every time you move, and schools, daycare centers and other facilities near your home may be notified. Some sex offender registries are available to the public.
No. Sex crime cases often come down to one person’s word against another person’s word. Circumstantial evidence can make you look guilty even if you aren’t. Because of the sensitive nature of sex crimes, juries are often inclined to support the prosecution even without hard evidence of your guilt. You need a strong and capable lawyer to argue on your behalf and help convince the jury of your innocence.
Sex crimes, like sexual assault, can be “aggravated” by a number of factors. For example, if it is alleged that you used a weapon in commission of sexual assault, your charge can be upgraded to aggravated sexual assault. Basically, this means that you will be facing a more serious crime—a first-degree crime instead of a second-degree crime, with longer potential jail terms and harsher penalties generally.