For New Jersey residents who are facing sexual assault charges, the consequences can be particularly severe. For example, a person who is convicted on these charges may potentially face a prison sentence, fines and may be required to register as a sex offender for a certain number of years. Depending on the circumstances, there are a number of defense strategies that could result in a dismissal of the charges or even reduce the severity of consequences.
In New Jersey, sexual assault is taken very seriously, and whether the charge is considered to be an aggravated offense or regular sexual assault depends on several factors. A conviction for either sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault could result in long periods of imprisonment and registration on the the sex offender registry for the rest of a person's life.
Sexual offenses often carry significant potential penalties that may go far beyond prison time and fines. Registration requirements that follow a criminal conviction for many sex crimes can have significant impact for years to come. But, New Jersey lawmakers recently focused on lengthening the prison sentence in cases involving allegations of sexual assaults against children under the age of 13.
Earlier this month we reported the synthetic substance charges filed against a professional football player. At the time that the news broke, few details were revealed about what brought police to the area along Route 10 where Kellen Winslow Jr. was arrested last November.
Law enforcement accuses a 25-year-old woman of sexually assaulting two 16-year-old males over the summer. The woman works as a high school teacher and authorities say that the two teens are students of the young woman, according to a story carried by the Record in Hackensack.