What are the Consequences of Sex Crimes in New Jersey?

Sex crimes are very serious offenses in the state of New Jersey. When an individual is facing such a charge, it can detrimentally impact their future. Those who are convicted of sex crimes face life long consequences which are different from those of other crimes. If a person commits a crime, they are sentenced to certain penalties to pay their debt to society before they can move on. When a person is found guilty of a sex crime, it can follow him for the rest of his life, as he is required to be registered as a sex offender. This can limit where a person lives or works. If you are accused of a sex crime, it crucial to enlist an experienced attorney to fight for your rights. 

What is a Sex Crime?

When a sexual act without the consent of the other party occurs, it is known as a sex crime. In the state of New Jersey, a sex crime can consist of the following actions:

  • Sexual assault
  • Statutory rape
  • Criminal sexual conduct
  • Internet solicitation of a minor
  • Possession or distribution of child pornography
  • Lewdness
  • Child endangerment

Consequences of a Sex Crime

Individuals who are charged with a sex crime can face life-changing consequences. This is why it is important to have a legal team that can provide a strong defense. If convicted, the offender may face between 5 and 10 years of incarceration. When a person is charged with sexual assault, they can be sentenced to 20 years in prison. In addition to this, offenders are required to be placed on the sex offender registry.

Megan’s Law

When a person is convicted of a sex crime in the state of New Jersey, they may be required to register as a sex offender. This is enforced under Megan’s Law. When a person is registered as a sex offender, other people are able to view their registration and gain access to information regarding their conviction. This can include friends, neighbors, potential employers, and more. In addition to this, those on the registry are required to notify law enforcement of their new address if they decide to move to a different area and can be restricted from living in certain neighborhoods depending on their offense. 

Contact our Firm

If you or someone you know is charged with a sex crime and wishes to speak with an experienced attorney, contact REM Katcher Law Group P.C. today.