The Law Office of Jeffery A. April, Esquire
contact us for quick responses to your legal questions
Toll-free: 800-724-7232 Local: 609-736-2203
E-Mail Us Today Click Here

Sex Crimes Archives

Forced sex with a spouse is still sexual assault

Domestic violence is a serious criminal accusation that can result from many different circumstances or activities. There are many types of domestic abuse recognized by the law, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse and more. It's not uncommon for simple arguments to result in heightened emotions, and accidents do happen, but one particular area in which there is little legal latitude is with domestic violence involving sex crimes.

Legal penalties for sex crime convictions in New Jersey

Most states have extremely serious legal penalties for sex crime convictions, and New Jersey is no exception. In New Jersey, sexual assault is the legal phrase that you must be concerned about as an accused person. If you are accused of sexual assault, you could be facing serious legal penalties in the event of a conviction. Depending on the circumstances of the accusation, these penalties could be more severe or less severe.

Domestic violence is not only physical

There are multiple types of domestic violence, but the definition of domestic violence remains constant regardless of the specific allegations. Most people think of domestic abuse as one party physically harming the other party in a relationship, but this is not the only type of domestic violence that can occur. Understanding these different types of abuse can help you avoid being wrongfully accused or convicted.

Is sexting illegal?

Over the last few years, thanks to advances in cellular phone technology and functionality, there has been an increase in people taking and sending lewd or suggestive photographs of themselves to others. The process has been dubbed as sexting, and it is now a relatively large part of our culture. Many celebrities and politicians have been caught up in nude photo scandals, but because the concept is so new, there are not a great deal of laws that address it.

Defending against New Jersey sexual assault charges

When people are facing sexual assault charges in New Jersey, it can be truly frightening for them. A conviction for sexual assault can have life-changing consequences. In addition to a long period of imprisonment, the person who is convicted of such a charge faces a potential of lifetime registration as a sex offender. They may additionally have permanent problems finding housing and employment, long after any period of incarceration has been completed.

Dealing with allegations of statutory rape in New Jersey

New Jersey courts and law enforcement authorities take rape very seriously. Allegations of statutory rape fall into the category of sex crimes. It's important to understand how statutory rape is viewed under the law. If there are sexual relations with a person who is younger than the 'age of consent" under the law, that means the person who was underage was not legally able to agree to have sex.

Understanding sexual assault in New Jersey

New Jersey residents may benefit from learning more about the state laws against sexual assault crimes. Sexual assault is considered a crime of the second degree. Several scenarios exist where someone may be accused, charged and convicted of sexual assault. Anyone may be convicted of sexual assault if they are proven to have made sexual contact with a victim at least four years younger and under the age of 13.

Teen faces sexual assault offense in New Jersey

During the summer, teens and young adults often take jobs or volunteer positions working with young children. The position of a camp counselor fits the bill and can entail being alone with kids for extended periods of time. For one teen in New Jersey, a camp counselor position has ended with the teen facing charges related to an alleged sexual assault offense.

Man convicted of a sexual assault offense faces new charges

A man who is on New Jersey's lifetime sex offender supervision has recently been arrested for supposedly violating the terms of his supervision. The man was previously convicted of a sexual assault offense of a child. The New Jersey man now faces charges for allegedly violating his supervision terms by using social media websites.

Ex cop gets minimum term for attempted sexual assault offense

A former New Jersey police officer recently agreed to a plea bargain with prosecutors recently. In so doing, a number of pending criminal charges involving at least three separate victims were resolved. As a result of the deal with prosecutors, the 41-year-old man pleaded guilty to more than one attempted assault offense in full satisfaction of all outstanding charges against him.

200 South Shore Road
Marmora, NJ 08223

Toll Free: 800-724-7232
Phone: 609-736-2203
Fax: 609-390-9363
Marmora Law Office Map