Sex Crimes Defense | Marlton, New Jersey
There are serious and far ranging consequences to being charged with a sexual offense. In addition to facing extended periods of incarceration, a convicted sex offender faces registration as a sex offender, increased scrutiny for the possibility of parole, community notification of release after incarceration, community supervision for life, possible involuntary civil commitment as a sexually violent predator, and numerous financial penalties. In addition, most sexual offenses are not able to be expunged.
A sex crime conviction will impact your life long after you have paid your debt to society. Under Megan’s Law (named after a case out of Mercer County, NJ), a conviction requires mandatory sex offender registration and possible community notification. If you have been convicted of any of the following, you will have community notification obligations:
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Sexual Assault
- Aggravated criminal sexual contact
- Criminal restraint or false imprisonment in connection with a sexual assault
- Endangering the welfare of a child by engaging in sexual conduct that would impair or debauch the morals of the child
- Luring or enticing
More recently, under the Jessica Lunsford Act, punishments are increased for a defendant convicted of aggravated sexual assault.