Freehold Sexual Assault Lawyers
The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall represents individuals accused of sexual assault anywhere in Monmouth County. We are a team of 8 criminal attorneys, several of whom are former prosecutors in the county, who have handled numerous rape and sexual assault cases at the Freehold NJ Superior Court over the last several decades. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience you need to defend this extremely serious second degree crime. If you were arrested arrested for sexually assault someone in a town like Long Branch, Belmar, Middletown, Ocean, Red Bank, or Eatontown, call us for the assistance you need. An attorney on our staff will take the time to conduct a thorough review of the facts of your case and advise you as to your best options for defending the sexual assault charge. To speak to a Sexual Assault Lawyer at the firm, call our Freehold Office at 732-462-1197 for a free consultation.
Sexual Assault Law – N.J.S.A. 2C:14-1 (b)
An individual is guilty of sexual assault if he or she has “sexual contact” with a child between four (4) years old and thirteen (13) years old or if there is sexual penetration with another under the following circumstances:
- The actor uses physical force or coercion but, the victim does not sustain sever personal injury;
- The victim is on probation or parole, or is detained in a hospital, prison or other institution and the actor has supervisory or disciplinary power over the victim by virtue of the actor’s legal, professional or occupational status;
- The victim is at least 16 but less than 18 years old and;
- The actor is related to the victim by blood or affinity to the third degree; or
- The actor has supervisory or disciplinary power of any nature or in any capacity over the victim; or
- The actor is a resource family parents, guardian, or stands in loco parentis within the household;
- The victim is at least 13 but less than 16 years old and the actor is at least four years older than the victim.
Grade of Crime & Penalties
Sexual Assault is a crime of the second degree. An offense falling within this grade exposes an individual to prison of between five (5) and ten (10) years. In addition, The No Early Release Act (“NERA”) applies to sex assault convictions. This law requires that an individual serve 85% of his/her prison term before eligible for parole. The fine for a sex assault is as high as $150,000. While these penalties are bad enough, the fines, jail time and other consequences are even worse for aggravated sexual assault.
Megan’s Law & Community Supervision for Life
A plea of guilty or a conviction for sexual assault carries a Megan’s Law registration requirement and community supervision for life. Megan’s Law requires an offender to register in an internet database as well as notifying the community, neighborhood and place of employment. Megan’s Law registrant’s are only eligible to be removed from these registration requirements after 15 years and there are certain criteria that must be met in order to be removed from Megan’s Law. Sexual assault is, however, one of the offenses that is incapable of removal from the requirements of Megan’s Law. This is but another sound reason for you to enlist the services of a knowledge rape offense defense lawyer.
Long Branch Sex Assault Attorney
There is no debating just how serious a sexual assault offense is under New Jersey Law. Anyone convicted under 2C:14-1(b) in Freehold is subject to a state prison term of 5-10 years and, upon release, mandatory registration as a sex offender for life. Consequences like these should serve as ample motivation to you to find the very best attorney you can afford to defend your rape charge. We wholeheartedly believe that the sexual assault attorneys at the firm represent a worthy option for defending you against a charge arising in Asbury Park, Englishtown, Howell, Neptune, West Long Branch, or Wall. A Long Branch sex assault attorney at our office is ready to fight the rape charge you are facing and insure that you reach the very best outcome. For immediate assistance from a qualified sex offense lawyer, call our Freehold Office at 732-462-1197.