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 and can range from 14 years old to 18 years old. What is the Law in New Jersey? In New Jersey, it is illegal for adults over 18 years old[…] Read More

What is Aggravated Assault?

When people read through police blotters online or in print form, they may notice mentions of aggravated assault. Aggravated assault is a type of assault that carries specific penalties based on state law. How is Aggravated Assault Defined? Aggravated assault involves the act of either physically touching or attempting to physically touch someone else in order to commit violence. This type of assault is an elevated form of simple assault, which is an assault charge with lesser consequences. According to[…] Read More

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