Westmont Lewdness Defense Lawyer
Handling Sex Crimes in Camden County & Beyond
Lewdness charges may seem minor compared to other sex crime charges, but they can have a devastating impact on your life. Not only will you be looking at possible prison time and fines, but your reputation could be destroyed due to this embarrassing allegation. Even if you manage to avoid the most severe penalties, such as jail and sex offender registration, your arrest history and conviction record can be easily accessible through public records on the internet. Because of these criminal and collateral penalties, it is critical to retain the services of a qualified criminal defense attorney who understands the local criminal justice system and who knows how to defend you in court.
In your time of need, you can turn to The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Jill Cohen knows how to deal with District Attorneys and can present effective defense strategies on your behalf at trial. With more than 30 years of experience and Board Certification as a Criminal Trial Lawyer by the New Jersey Supreme Court, Attorney Jill Cohen is a consummate professional who can be trusted with your case.
Call our offices at (856) 351-5115 to arrange for a free consultation or contact us online today.
Lewdness Charges in New Jersey
Exposing yourself in public can result in a felony charge for lewdness. You can also be charged if you expose yourself in a private location that is obviously visible to the public. Regardless of what led to your lewdness charges, you need to take the charges very seriously. A conviction could result in severe penalties that affect you for years to come.
As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4, lewdness is either a:
- Disorderly persons offense: If a person performs a flagrantly lewd and offensive act which he knows or reasonably expects is likely to be observed by non-consenting persons who would be affronted or alarmed, the charge is classified as a disorderly persons offense.
- Felony offense: If a person exposes his intimate parts for the purpose of arousing or gratifying his sexual desire under circumstances where he knows or reasonably expects he is likely to be observed by a child who is less than 13 years of age, the charge is classified as a fourth-degree felony.
If you are charged with disorderly persons offense of lewdness and are convicted, you could potentially be sentenced to six months in a local county jail. However, most first-time offenders can avoid a jail sentence – especially with representation from our trusted Westmont lewdness defense attorney.
If you are convicted of felony lewdness, you face a sentence of up to 18 months in state prison. Moreover, a felony sex crime conviction could result in you being ordered to register as a convicted sex offender under Megan’s Law – something that could seriously damage your job prospects and career opportunities in the future.
Get Highly Qualified Help from The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen
If you have been charged with lewdness, you need an attorney who will handle your case with discretion and aggressively protect your rights throughout the legal process. Our firm has the professional certification, experience, and resources to help you in seeking positive results. We leave no stone unturned in our investigations and efforts to build a strong defense on your behalf. You can count on us to fight for you every step of the way, no matter how hopeless your case may seem and no matter how aggressively the prosecution pursues a conviction.
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