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Sexual Assault Attorney Hackensack, NJ

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With sex crimes and accusations of rape, indecent assault, indecent exposure, statutory rape, solicitation, marital rape, and child sexual abuse dominating news stories, New Jersey law enforcement is on high alert. Even before a conviction, when charged with sexual assault in NJ, your life, reputation, professional career, and family may be turned upside down. The damage could be irreparable even if you are ultimately found not guilty. Moreover, if convicted of a sex crime, you may face a long prison sentence followed by stringent periods of closely supervised probation.

At Lustberg Law, Hackensack criminal defense attorney Adam M. Lustberg has extensive experience handling the sensitive matters of sexual assault charges in a non-judgmental manner. Just as importantly, he can build a strong defense to protect your constitutional right to fair representation and help you avoid a conviction.

Sexual Assault Crimes Are Among the Most Challenging Cases to Defend in Garfield, NJ

As one of the most challenging crimes to defend, sexual assault charges in New Jersey must be handled in a sensitive, skillful manner. The criminal defense attorney you hire should understand the NJ criminal justice system and know how to effectively defend you against sexual assault accusations. If you are forced to go to trial, your attorney should know how to properly interview witnesses, ask the right questions without appearing to attack the victim or their witnesses, and proceed logically based on the evidence or lack thereof.

The circumstances that rise to the crime of sexual assault, regardless of the perpetrator’s gender, are detailed and complex. N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2 defines sexual assault as follows:

Penetration, no matter how slight or whether with an object or body part, in which physical force or coercion is used or in which the victim is physically or mentally incapacitated.

An Aggravated Sexual Assault Conviction Under N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2 Carries Some of the Most Severe Penalties in New Jersey

Aggravated sexual assault is a first degree crime punishable by up to 20 years incarceration and lifetime supervision under Megan’s Law.

The New Jersey criminal covers six categories that constitute aggravated sexual assault as follows:

An actor is guilty of aggravated sexual assault if he commits an act of sexual penetration with another person under any one of the following circumstances:

(1) The victim is less than 13 years old.

(2) The victim is at least 13 but less than 16 years old; and (a) The actor is related to the victim by blood or affinity to the third degree, or (b) The actor has supervisory or disciplinary power over the victim by virtue of the actor’s legal, professional, or occupational status, or (c) The actor is a foster parent, a guardian, or stands in loco parentis within the household.

(3) The act is committed during the commission, or attempted commission, whether alone or with one or more other persons, of robbery, kidnapping, homicide, aggravated assault on another, burglary, arson, or criminal escape.

(4) The actor is armed with a weapon or any object fashioned in such a manner as to lead the victim to reasonably believe it to be a weapon and threatens by word or gesture to use the weapon or object.

(5) The actor is aided or abetted by one or more other persons and either of the following circumstances exists: (a) The actor uses physical force or coercion, or (b) The victim is one whom the actor knew or should have known was physically helpless, mentally defective or mentally incapacitated.

(6) The actor uses physical force or coercion and severe personal injury is sustained by the victim.

All categories of aggravated sexual assault are considered first degree crimes because of the severity of the alleged victim’s harm. The laws and circumstances surrounding aggravated sexual assault are detailed and complex. To understand what you’re facing if charged with aggravated assault in Hackensack, Paramus, Fort Lee, Newark, East Orange, or anywhere else in New Jersey, you should contact an experienced sex crimes attorney.

A Paramus Criminal Defense Lawyer Who Knows How to Handle Sensitive Matters Like Sexual Assault Charges Effectively

With so much on the line, attorney Adam Lustberg understands how important it is for you to have reliable legal counsel and vigorous, aggressive defense against your charges. He will ensure that you receive the best defense possible within the NJ criminal justice system. Your well-being during this very difficult time is attorney Adam Lustberg’s top priority, and your defense will be supported by his in-depth knowledge and understanding of the laws associated with sexual assault in New Jersey.

To prepare your case, attorney Adam Lustberg will gather discovery from the prosecutor so that he can evaluate precisely what kinds of charges and penalties are facing.

Respectful Sexual Assault Representation with a Powerful Defense in Ridgewood, New Jersey

With over a decade of experience fighting for his clients’ rights in Bergen County, Essex County, and everywhere else in New Jersey, attorney Adam M. Lustberg has experience with every level of sexual assault charges. He is thoroughly familiar with both New Jersey and federal laws, and he brings his knowledge to tenaciously and aggressively fight your charges in Fort Lee, Elmwood Park, and Fair Lawn, NJ.

A Seasoned Lodi Criminal Defense Attorney Is Prepared to Join You in the Fight to Protect Your Rights and Your Future

If convicted of sexual assault in NJ, you will also be required to register with the New Jersey Sex Offender Registry. This could permanently affect your ability to ever assimilate into a community or lead a productive, rehabilitated life. In some cases, you may only need register for several years, or you may be required to remain on the sex registry for life.

As an American, your rights are protected by the Constitution when you’ve been accused of a crime. You are assumed to be innocent until proven guilty. You also have the right to a speedy public trial, as defined under the Sixth Amendment. You have the right to be informed of the accusations against you and to confront the witnesses against you. Hackensack criminal lawyer Adam M. Lustberg will make sure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process.

Contact an Experienced Newark Sexual Assault Lawyer Today

At Lustberg Law in Hackensack, NJ, we are dedicated to the vigilant protection of your constitutional rights when you’ve been charged with a sex crime such as sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault. Adam Lustberg will fight vigilantly on your behalf and help you avoid a sex crime conviction. To begin the fight to protect your rights, call now to speak personally with Bergen County criminal defense attorney Adam M. Lustberg and schedule a confidential, free case evaluation. You can also fill out the online contact form.

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