Category: Sex Crimes

Man's hand holding a woman hand for rape and sexual abuse.

In New Jersey, the main difference between sexual assault and sexual misconduct is one of terminology. Sexual assault has specific legal definitions and penalties, while sexual misconduct serves as a catch-all term for inappropriate sexual behaviors. Let’s take a deeper dive into the similarities and differences between these two related terms.   What Does Sexual […]

legal notice

Anyone convicted of a sex offense in New Jersey is probably familiar with Megan’s Law, the legislation passed by state lawmakers in 1994 to require certain individuals to register as sex offenders. This means that even after the defendant has served their sentence and been released from prison, they will have to notify their local […]

age of consent

A rape accusation can derail your future, creating a stigma that sticks with you for the rest of your life. A conviction for rape could have immediate ramifications, especially if you are sentenced to significant time in prison. Some rape charges are referred to as “statutory rape” in New Jersey because they automatically apply based […]

exit strategy

Sex crime convictions in New Jersey are often lifetime convictions. Not only does the convicted individual likely serve a prison term and pay fines, but they also are often required to register as a convicted sex offender under Megan’s Law. A 1994 law named after the murdered child victim of a sex crime, Megan’s Law requires […]


The mere allegation that you committed a sex crime could have a devastating effect on your reputation. But what about a conviction? In New Jersey, sex offenses like aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, and possession of child pornography are all classified as felonies, with the most serious of these carrying a possible penalty of a life sentence in […]


A sex crime accusation can change your life. Say, you went out on a first date, and it seemed like it was going well. You had dinner, went to a bar, and ended with a peck on the cheek as you dropped your date off at their door. It went so well that you were […]


Ocean County Sex Crimes Attorney Discusses Luring and Enticing Allegations While the nation struggled with a global pandemic over the last year, locking people into their homes and on their computers, internet sex crimes against minors rose in New Jersey. Internet exploitation of children includes primarily adults luring minors to send pictures of themselves performing […]

Taking fingerprints

Rape Defense Attorneys in New Brunswick NJ The term “statutory rape” refers to sexual activity between two people, one of whom is under a state’s “age of consent.” Although a commonly used term, New Jersey does not have a specific criminal charge for statutory rape. With that being said, there are several criminal charges that […]

puzzle piece

Parents often advise teenagers to wait to have sex for religious reasons, health reasons, and for many other reasons. But parents don’t often think to mention that teenage sex can be illegal and result in felony-level criminal charges. It can, especially in situations where kids in school may be having consensual sex underage. Even though […]

Computer crime

New Jersey law enforcement agencies aggressively investigate and prosecute sex crimes committed over the internet. The penalties for these crimes can be incredibly severe. This article delves into several internet sex crimes commonly charged in the New Jersey and the potential consequences you might face if you convicted. If you have been charged with a […]