New Jersey Police and Prosecutors are very vigilant when it comes to investigating and prosecuting crimes that involve minors or children. This means that individuals arrested for Luring in Burlington County, or elsewhere, will be facing possible pretrial detention and zealous prosecution by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. Depending on the nature of the incident and the number of charges filed, you could be facing at between five (5) and ten (10) years in the New Jersey State Prison for a first offense Luring charge. Additionally, a conviction for Luring also requires that you register under Megan’s Law for Life and you will be subject to Parole Supervision for Life. With all of these life-altering penalties staring you down, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced Burlington County Criminal Attorney to consult with you regarding your criminal case.
If you or a loved one were arrested and charged with Luring, Sexual Assault, Kidnapping, Aggravated Sexual Contact, Harassment or Lewdness, contact the Burlington County Lawyers at Proetta & Oliver. Our team of trial attorneys have spent their careers practicing criminal law in New Jersey. We understand the ramifications that exist in any sex crime case, specifically those involving Luring charges. The possible outcomes you are facing for second degree Luring charges will alter your life permanently. To speak with an attorney today, please contact our office at (609) 850-8284. We can handle any criminal charges that occurred in towns like Evesham,Mount Laurel, Southampton, Bordentown,Burlington Township, Chesterfield, Cinnaminson,Maple Shade, Willingboro, Moorestown,Mount Holly, Medford and Palmyra. Do not hesitate to call if you have any question or concerns that you would like addressed.
Mount Holly NJ Luring Attorney N.J.S.A. 2C:13-7
What qualifies as luring under New Jersey laws? You need to refer to N.J.S.A. 2C:13-7 for an answer. Under N.J.S.A. 2C:13-7, luring involves any conduct whereby an individual either attempts or entices a child into specific area so that they can commit a criminal offense against the child. The term criminal offense requires that a crime be involved. In New Jersey, a crime is defined as any indictable offense. For more information on what would qualify as a criminal offense, please contact our office and speak with an attorney.
Penalties in New Jersey for Luring a Child?
Under N.J.S.A. 2C:13-7, Luring is a second degree indictable offense. An indictable offense is commonly referred to as a “felony.” If convicted of Luring in Burlington County, you are facing the following repercussions::
Imprisonment in a New Jersey State Prison for Five (5) to Ten (10) years
Megan’s Law Registration for Life
Parole Supervision for Life
Non-expungeable criminal felony record
Can I Be Detained Pretrial for Luring Charges?
Under New Jersey Bail Reform Guidelines, any individual arrested on a Warrant Complaint must be detained pending a first appearance with a judge within 48 hours. However, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office may file a Pretrial Detention Motion to keep you detained, without bail, until trial. This means you could spend roughly one year in County Jail for something you may eventually result in a Not Guilty verdict. If the prosecutor files a motion for pretrial detention, then you will have an opportunity to go before the Burlington County Superior Court to argue for your own release. It is recommended that you consult with an attorney prior to this Hearing. At the Hearing, the Prosecutor with attempt to establish by “clear and convincing evidence that no monetary bail, non-monetary conditions of release or combination of monetary bail and conditions would reasonably assure.” The primary purposes consist of assuring a Defendant’s appearance at court hearings, protecting the safety of others in the community and preventing the Defendant from obstructing the criminal justice process.
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