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New Jersey Sex Crime Defense Lawyer

Were you charged with a sex crime in New Jersey? If so, contact William Proetta Criminal Law right away. Whether your situation involves a misunderstanding, a false accusation, or something more complex, sexual offense accusations must be taken extremely seriously. Our legal team has the skills and resources to develop a powerful defense on your behalf.

The trusted New Jersey sex crime attorneys at our firm have handled thousands of cases throughout New Jersey and have worked tirelessly to earn our reputation for providing exceptional representation. When you work with us, we will be by your side through every step of the legal process.

The penalties for a sex crime conviction can follow you for the rest of your life. Don’t leave your future to chance. Contact us today to discuss your case – and how we can help you – in a free and confidential consultation.

Our Lawyers Defend Against All Kinds of Sex Crime Accusations

At William Proetta Criminal Law, we defend clients in New Jersey who have been charged with a broad range of sex crimes, including:

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Sexual assault

Sexual assault is a blanket term that describes a range of different types of sexual contact. However, in general, the term refers to forcible or unwanted sexual penetration of another person or sexual penetration of an incapacitated victim.

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Criminal sexual contact

Criminal sexual contact involves forced or unwanted sexual contact between a perpetrator and the alleged victim, who could be a minor.

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Statutory rape

Statutory rape is generally when someone engages in a sexual activity with a minor who is not old enough to provide legal consent. In New Jersey, minors must be at least 16 to provide legal consent. Exceptions exist such as when both parties are 13 or older and less than four years apart in age. Still, it is always a serious offense to have sexual contact with a child under 13.

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Child pornography

Child pornography is a form of child sexual exploitation. In New Jersey, it is against the law to possess, distribute, receive, or share images of child pornography, or to generate images of a child engaged in sexual acts. Sexting explicit images of minors can also be considered child pornography.

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Endangering the welfare of a child

Child endangerment occurs when a guardian or caretaker abuses or neglects a child or exposes a child to sexual activity or conduct that could harm the child or impair their morals.

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Revenge porn

Posting revenge porn is illegal in New Jersey. Revenge porn involves distributing sexually explicit images of a person without their consent.

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A person may be guilty of engaging in prostitution (more commonly referred to as “sex work” today) if they offer or accept money in exchange for sex.

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Lewd behavior, which includes indecent exposure, is doing any “flagrantly lewd or offensive act” that is likely to be seen by nonconsenting individuals.

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Indecent exposure

A person may be guilty of indecent exposure if they expose their “intimate parts” such as by flashing their genitals, having sex in public, or even urinating in a public space. Doing so when a child less than 13 or someone who is mentally disabled is likely to observe the act is especially serious.

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Failure to register as a sex offender

If a convicted sex offender is required by the court to register and they fail to do so, they can be charged with a crime.

Whatever charges you are facing, you shouldn’t have to navigate the legal system on your own. All individuals who have been charged with crimes in New Jersey are presumed innocent unless the prosecution can prove otherwise. The New Jersey sex crime lawyers at William Proetta Criminal Law will vigorously protect your rights and explore every potential defense for your case.