Defending Individuals Accused Of Sex Crimes In South Jersey
Sex crime charges in New Jersey can have devastating consequences for individuals accused of this crime. The stigma associated with a mere accusation of a sex crime often results in irreparable damage to an individual’s reputation, career and family. Individuals convicted of a New Jersey sex crime can face incarceration, substantial fines, restitution, a lifetime on parole and possible sex offender registration. The collateral consequences of these penalties can follow a person for the rest of their life.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime in New Jersey or if you have reason to believe you will be charged, it is essential to act quickly. By seeking the advice and counsel of an experienced South Jersey criminal lawyer at Agre & St. John, you can get a head start on the aggressive criminal defense you need in order to clear your name and preserve your reputation.
Defending Against All Types Of Sex Crimes Charges
The consequences of a New Jersey sex crime conviction are life-changing and long-lasting. Lengthy prison sentences, high fines, lifelong parole and monitoring are common penalties associated with sex crime convictions. Additionally, under Megan’s Law, those convicted must register their personal information with law enforcement at the time of prison release and each time they move.
Our office provides trial experienced representation for all varieties of sex crimes, including:
- Criminal sexual conduct
- Distribution of child pornography
- Prostitution, solicitation and human trafficking
- Internet solicitation of a minor and possession of child pornography
- Rape, including statutory rape
- Sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault
- Failure to register as a sex offender
Depending on the degree of the sex crime, the information will either remain with local authorities or be posted on a public internet sex offender registry. The information may even be disseminated throughout the community in which the sex offender resides, including schools, churches and other local organizations. Sex offender registry and community notification have been linked to depression, unemployment, lack of housing, loss of family and social relationships, public shaming and even violence.
Protecting The Rights Of Accused Sex Offenders
Due to the salacious nature of sex crimes, the accused can become a target of media attention and public judgment before all of the relevant facts are known. The criminal defense attorneys at Agre & St. John work tirelessly to protect clients and their families from the negative effects of publicity while simultaneously building a strong and swift sex crime defense that will preserve your freedom and your reputation.
At the South Jersey criminal law firm of Agre & St. John, we work to ensure that individuals charged with sex crimes receive just treatment under the law not only during but also after the trial process. New Jersey law prohibits businesses and organizations from denying health benefits, insurance, loans, credit, education, scholarships or fellowships, and other benefits to applicants based on registry information. Our South Jersey trial practice will continue to protect those convicted from unfair treatment related to their sex offender status.
Successfully Defending Those Charged With Sex Crimes
We know that every client’s situation is unique, which is why we make it our priority to provide the understanding and personal attention to ensure the best possible outcome for every client we represent.
Our office is located in Haddonfield, New Jersey, and handles cases across the state. To reach us and schedule an appointment, call 856-422-8364 today.