Sandy Hook Lewdness Charge

Former Prosecutors Defending Gunnison Beach Federal Lewdness Charges

A significant number of individuals are arrested on federal criminal charges for lewd conduct each summer at Sandy Hook, a component of the Gateway National Recreation Area. A major factor for the high number of lewdness offenses at Sandy Hook stems from the nude sunbathing that is permitted at Gunnison Beach and the tendency of individuals to engage in sexually oriented activity, something which park rangers often over-reach to detect. If you were charged with lewd conduct or some other violation at Sandy Hook based on your allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse, oral sex, masturbation or some other form of indecent exposure, our lawyers have the experience and relationships that will count. Puffery on the internet is common but bona fide credentials for handling a lewdness charge arising out of Monmouth County are limited. We are former prosecutors in this venue and, so much so, that we have actually represented multiple federal park rangers from Sandy Hook. These are the types of relationships that can prove invaluable, and it also helps that our lawyers have previously made literally hundreds of successful appearances before Honorable Anthony Mautone, the Federal judge who presides over Sandy Hook criminal cases. We hope you find the information that follows of assistance and do not hesitate to give us a call with questions or to arrange an appointment in our Red Bank Office or Freehold Office.

Sandy Hook Lewdness Charges Under N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4. The New Jersey law that codifies the offense of lewdness is N.J.S.A. 2C:14–4. This law makes it a disorderly persons offense when someone “does any flagrantly lewd and offensive act which he knows or reasonably expects is likely to be observed by other non-consenting persons who would be affronted or alarmed.” N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4 defines “lewd acts” to include “exposing of the genitals for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of the actor or of any other person.” The reoccurring issue that we have confronted in lewd conduct cases at Sandy Hook surrounds whether the conduct in question was likely to be observed by a non-consenting third party. Indeed, many individuals inappropriately expose themselves or engage in sexual acts at Gunnison Beach but have no reason to know that it would be observed by a third party or that they would be non-consenting and/or alarmed. You need someone to fight issues like these and this is precisely what our team of attorneys will do for you.

Fines, Jail & Other Consequences. The biggest and most significant collateral consequence of a conviction for lewdness is the fact that an individual will possess a criminal record for lewdness. The nature of this offense carries a level of stigma as many, including potential employers, often draw the conclusion that the conviction demonstrates a propensity to engage in anti-social conduct of a sexual nature. It is important to keep in mind that a record of this nature is not expungible, meaning it cannot be removed from your record, for at least five (5) years from the date of conviction. In addition to the impact which a criminal record will have, an individual is also subject to significant fines and monetary assessments that can reach $1,200, the possibility of federal probation, and even up to six (6) months in jail.

If you are convicted of lewd conduct, there is little doubt that your life, including your ability to sustain and/or obtain employment will be significantly effected. In order to give yourself the absolute best opportunity to avoid these ramifications, you need to select the right lawyer to defend you. We honestly believe that the attorneys at our criminal firm can provide you with everything you need in this regard. The former Monmouth County prosecutors and other lawyers at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall represent the largest criminal defense team in not only the County but probably the entire state of New Jersey. We possess the know how and skill you need to get you through this tough time and we would be happy to discuss your case, without obligation, anytime 24/7. Give us a telephone call.

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