Sex Crimes

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Does New Jersey Have Romeo and Juliet Laws?

Teenagers are evolving into adults and start to take on adult behaviors, like sexual activity. For parents, one of the many fears is that their child will be targeted by an adult. However, what if the teenager has entered into a consensual sexual relationship with another teenager? In New Jersey,...

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Can I be Removed from the Megan’s Law Internet Registry?

Enacted in 1994 by the State of New Jersey, Megan’s Law is a group of statutes that mandates public disclosure of information pertaining to sex offenders. These laws were ratified on the federal level two years later, allowing states to let the public know when there are sex offenders in...

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What is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is both a legal and social issue that has garnered increased attention over the last several years. It is a worldwide issue that constantly evolves with new legal challenges and law enforcement strategies. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) lists human trafficking as the third-largest international crime. Human...

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What Defenses Can be Used in Statutory Rape Cases?

It is against the law for an adult to have sex with a minor. This law still applies when the sex is consensual between both parties. It is assumed that minors are not capable of providing informed consent for sexual activities. The age of consent varies from state to state...

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Megan’s Law Update

A conviction for a sex offense in the State of New Jersey generally carries with it the requirement of Megan’s Law and parole supervision for life. Under some, but not all circumstances, an individual may move to terminate his or her registration requirements under Megan’s Law, as well as parole...

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Legal Defenses in Sexual Assault Cases

All forms of rape count as sexual assault, but not all sexual assault crimes count as rape. Even though state laws vary, all states view sexual assault crimes as crimes that involve sexual activity with no clear consent. The legal defense used in a sexual assault case may revolve around...

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Consequences of Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

If you have been convicted of a sexual offense, such as sexual abuse or other related offenses, then you most likely are aware of the consequences and ramifications that have followed. In addition to your sentencing, you also will have to register as a sex offender in your jurisdiction. Evidently,...

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Types of Sex Crimes

There are various types of sex crimes, some of the most common crimes include coercion and illegal sexual conduct against an individual. All states have certain laws that prohibit these crimes, but they often have statutes of limitations on lawsuits against alleged offenders. Sex crimes can be divided into certain...

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Sex Offender Misled by Police

A recent state Supreme Court ruling raises important questions about the tactics law enforcement officers use to secure a confession. In 2011, police officers pulled over an individual suspected of numerous sexual assaults. During questioning, officers led him to believe that, if he confessed, he would get a more lenient...

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Philadelphia Police Officer Accused of Sexual Assault

A police officer in South Philadelphia was recently charged with sexually assaulting a woman with whom he took on a date. The officer, who works in Philadelphia’s 17th Precinct, is being held in jail with bail set at $1 million. He is currently suspended with intent to dismiss while the...

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South Jersey Criminal Lawyers: Megan’s Law

In New Jersey, convictions for certain sex offenses can result in an individual having to register as a sex offender pursuant to Megan’s Law. An individual required to register under Megan’s Law might also be sentenced to Community Supervision for Life or Parole Supervision for life, depending on the nature...

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South Jersey Criminal Lawyer Discusses Megan’s Law

by Robert Agre, Esq. Megan’s Law, as it is commonly called, is a statutory requirement which mandates the registration and notification upon release of certain sex offenders. Those people who are required to register under Megan’s Law have been convicted of certain enumerated crimes set forth in N.J.S.A.2C:7-2. The complexity...

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