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Aggravated Sexual Assault Mount Holly NJ

Aggravated sexual assault, also known as rape, is New Jersey’s most serious sex crime. These charges typically involve high-profile cases and significant media attention in Burlington County. If you are charged with aggravated sexual assault, you are facing potential life in prison. Additionally, under New Jersey’s Bail Reform Guidelines, the State can seek to keep you detained pretrial without the option of bail. If you are facing aggravated sexual assault charges or if you have a pending detention hearing, contact the Burlington County Criminal Defense Attorneys at (609) 850-8284.

Finding the right attorney is crucial in when facing a first degree felony indictable offense like aggravated sexual assault. These cases carry life-altering consequences and could require significant research private investigators to uncover the truth. Furthermore, rape cases almost always rely upon two things: (1) physical evidence in the form of DNA and (2) witness/victim testimony. An experienced criminal lawyer can find the inaccuracies and contradictions in a the alleged victim’s statements, if any exist. Without impeaching the witness or presenting exculpatory evidence, it will be very difficult to convince a jury that you are innocent. If you would like to speak to one of our criminal attorneys today about your case, please call (609) 850-8284. Former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General, William C. Fay, IV, heads our criminal practice. Allow Mr. Fay to consult with you regarding your case and help decide how to proceed (whether it require a private investigator or third-party forensic testing). Our office can be reached 24/7 for your convenience and the initial consultations are free of charge.

Burlington County NJ Aggravated Sexual Assault Lawyers

N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2(a) sets forth the laws regarding aggravated sexual assault. The statute provides for multiple types of conduct that could give rise to a criminal violation. Under N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2(a), it is a criminal offense for aggravated sexual assault if the defendant committed an act of “sexual penetration” with another person under any of the following circumstances:

What are Aggravated Sexual Assault Penalties in New Jersey?

As a first degree crime, aggravated sexual assault is one of New Jersey’s most seriously punished crimes. First degree offenses like aggravated sexual assault will result in a term of imprisonment between ten (10) and twenty (20) years in a NJ State Prison. However, if the offense involved an act of sexual penetration with a victim who is under the age of thirteen (13) at the time of the incident and the defendant is convicted after a trial, the Court must sentence the Defendant to a term of imprisonment of not less than twenty-five (25) year to life. Even upon release (after a minimum 25 years), the defendant will still be required to register under Megan’s Law and will be placed on Parole Supervision for Life.

Sexual Assault Attorneys Evesham, NJ

In our experience, rape cases typically involve a “he said-she said” situation. When this happens, defendants tend to opt for a formal trial. When the stakes are this high and you are facing possible life in prison, you need an experienced and qualified criminal trial attorney. If you or a family member are currently in the Burlington County Jail for charges involving sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, aggravated criminal sexual contact, kidnapping, aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child or luring, contact our Burlington County Law Firm at (609) 850-8284. Our firm has represented clients charged with sex crimes throughout New Jersey. If you were arrested in Evesham, Burlington Township, Bordentown, Mount Laurel, Mt Holly, Pemberton, Moorestown, Cinnaminson, Florence, Southampton, Westampton, Bass River, Maple Shade, Palmyra or Willingboro, we are available to help. For an immediate and complimentary consultation, please contact our office today.

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Our phones are answered 24 hours a day. We are available weekdays during business hours. We also meet with clients on evenings and weekends by request. We have four office locations conveniently located in Mount Laurel, Point Pleasant, Princeton and Middletown. All major credit cards are accepted.

Burlington Office

309 Fellowship Road,

East Gate Center,

Suite 200, Mt. Laurel,

New Jersey, 08054

Phone: 609-850-8284

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Princeton Office

100 Horizon Center

Boulevard, Hamilton,

New Jersey, 08691

Phone: (609) 789-0779

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Point Pleasant Office

309 Fellowship Road, East Gate Center, Suite 200, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, 08054

Phone: (848) 238-2100

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Middletown Office

18 Kings Highway,

Suite 109, Middletown,

New Jersey 07748

Phone: (732) 858-6959

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