New Jersey Aggravated Sexual Assault Attorneys

New Jersey Aggravated Sexual Assault Attorneys

Sexual Assault Defense Lawyers in Haddonfield, NJ

Aggravated sexual assault is the most serious sex crime that anyone can be charged with in New Jersey. Otherwise known as rape, aggravated is a first-degree crime that can come with the possibility of decades behind bars and lifelong consequences such as having to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and NJ Rev Stat § 2C:43-6.4 (2016), which is known as the Parole Supervision for Life (PSL) provision. To avoid these penalties and for a robust and reliable defense against aggravated sexual assault charges you face, contact the highly skilled New Jersey aggravated sexual assault attorneys at Agre & St. John today.

You, the Law, and Understanding Aggravated Sexual Assault in New Jersey

You can be charged with aggravated sexual assault in New Jersey if you engage in sexual penetration without the victim’s consent. The relevant provisions and the various circumstances under which such charges can be made are outlined in NJ Rev Stat § 2C:14-2 (2014), New Jersey’s revised statutes on sexual assault. Because of the nature of these types of rape cases and the harshness of the applicable penalties, they can be some of the most complex and hotly contested charges that a New Jersey criminal attorney can face. From this, it flows naturally that aggravated sexual assault criminal charges require representation from experienced sexual assault defense lawyers in Haddonfield – a team of accomplished and unfaltering New Jersey aggravated sexual assault attorneys.

Our team will review your case, gather evidence, break down the prosecution’s case, and will walk you through everything you need to know about the charges you face and what you need to do to help us secure a positive outcome for you. We can also help secure your release for the lowest possible bail amount and lower the severity of the charges and sentences you face once we have had a chance to review the case specifics.

Don’t face criminal charges alone – contact Agre & St. John today for experienced legal representation that will fight to protect your rights.

New Jersey’s Aggravated Sexual Assault Laws

There are seven specific scenarios under which someone can be charged with aggravated sexual assault in New Jersey. Each scenario involves sexual penetration. Other relevant circumstances are as follows:

  • The victim is under the age of 13;
  • The victim is between 13 and 16 years and the accused is a blood relative of the victim, had supervisory or disciplinary power over the victim, or was a resource family parent, guardian, or stood in place of parents within the household;
  • The accused sexually penetrated the victim while committing robbery, kidnapping, homicide, aggravated assault, burglary, arson, or criminal escape;
  • The accused sexually penetrated the victim while armed with a weapon or something that appeared to be a weapon that they used to threaten the victim;
  • The accused used physical force or coercion and was aided or abetted by one or more third parties;
  • The accused caused severe personal injury to the victim;
  • The accused sexually penetrated a victim who was physically or mentally helpless or incapacitated.

Penalties for Aggravated Sexual Assault in New Jersey

Based on the specific charges you face, aggravated sexual assault is a first-degree crime and carries prison time of between 10 and 20 years, fines of up to $200,000, registration under Megan’s Law, and application of the No Early Release Act in which defendants must serve at least 85% of their sentence before becoming eligible for parole. There are enhanced consequences if the victim was under the age of 13 (in which the applicable prison term is increased to 25 years to life behind bars under the Lunsford Act).

Furthermore, there are no statutes of limitations for filing a complaint or indictment against someone for aggravated sexual assault, and restraining orders can also be issued against the accused.

These are serious penalties that can turn your life around, so call our sexual assault defense lawyers in Haddonfield, NJ for dependable defense against the aggravated sexual assault charges you face.

Take control of your defense – schedule a confidential consultation with Agre & St. John’s experienced criminal defense team to discuss your case and explore your legal options.

Our New Jersey Aggravated Sexual Assault Attorneys’ Defenses to Aggravated Sexual Assault Charges

There are many ways we can defend you against the sexual assault charges you face. A brief overview of potential defenses we can use include:

  • Arguing that the alleged incident did not occur
  • Proving that consent was given
  • Questioning the validity of the alleged victim’s claims
  • Having an alibi or eyewitness testimony in your defense
  • Demonstrating that the burden of proof for bringing forth charges of aggravated sexual assault has not been met

Contact Our Team of Resilient New Jersey Aggravated Sexual Assault Attorneys Today

Allegations of molestation, sexual assault, and aggravated sexual assault are very harsh. Your case can be further complicated if there are additional charges such as endangering the welfare of a child are included against you. We are here to help you through these difficult times and will fight on your behalf so that your charges are dismissed and/or your charges and sentences are reduced. Contact our sexual assault defense lawyers in Haddonfield, NJ today for dedicated assistance and representation in your case.

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