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Sexual Assault, Megan's Law and Other Sex Crimes in Haddon Heights

Haddon Heights, NJ Criminal Defense Lawyers for Sex-Related Offenses

Sexual assault and other sex crimes are among the most severely-punished offenses in New Jersey’s criminal justice system. Many of these crimes carry mandatory jail time, and individuals convicted of the most-serious sex-related offenses can face decades behind bars. Sex crime convictions carry additional consequences under Megan’s Law as well, and a conviction can impact all aspects of your personal and work lives.

Aggressive Legal Representation for Individuals Charged with Sex Crimes in Haddon Heights

Our Haddon Heights sexual assault defense lawyers provide aggressive legal representation for individuals charged with sex crimes in or near Haddon Heights. We understand that charges for sex-related offenses often stem from domestic disputes, where an angry spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend calls the police to report false allegations. Unfortunately, these types of situations can still lead to drastic consequences, and it takes an experienced attorney to convince the prosecutor’s office that severe punishment is unwarranted. At Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., we have decades of experience representing clients charged with:

Megan’s Law and Other Penalties Beyond Jail Time

While jail time is obviously a serious concern and something that should be avoided at all costs, the additional consequences of a sex crime conviction in New Jersey can extend far beyond any period of incarceration. In New Jersey, Megan’s Law requires lifetime registration for certain sex offenders, and registration may result in your photograph and personal information being distributed to your neighbors and posted online. There are three tiers of punishment under Megan’s Law:

  • Tier One – Lifetime registration with the local police.
  • Tier Two – Lifetime registration, posting of your photograph and information online, and notification sent to local schools, child care centers other community organizations.
  • Tier Three – Lifetime registration, online posting, community notification, and notification distributed to everyone in your neighborhood.

In addition to Megan’s Law registration, individuals convicted of certain sex crimes in Haddon Heights will be subject to parole supervision for life. If you are convicted of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact or certain other offenses, you will be on parole indefinitely once you are released from jail. This means that you will:

  • Have to report to a parole officer regularly;
  • Have to obtain permission to live at a particular residence, move, or take a new job;
  • Have to notify your parole officer if you lose your job;
  • Be subject to searches of your residence, car and belongings for cause; and
  • Be prohibited from using an Internet-connected computer, phone or other device without permission.

Also note that a conviction for sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault requires a prison sentence whereby 85% of the sentence is required to be served without parole eligibility.

If you are convicted of sexually assaulting a family member, you could lose the right to return home and see your children as well. You could also face abuse or neglect proceedings under Title 9, which may result in you being placed on the Division of Child Permanency and Protection’s Central Registry.

Speak With Our Haddon Heights Sexual Assault Defense Lawyers in Confidence

If you have been charged with a sex crime in Haddon Heights, it is critical that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. You may have several defenses available, and acting quickly will give you the best chance to avoid unjust punishment. To schedule a confidential initial consultation with one of our experienced Haddon Heights sexual assault defense lawyers, please call (877) 435-6371 or contact us online now.

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