Juvenile Sex Offense Lawyer in Haddonfield, NJ Protects Clients and Their Reputations in Sex Crime Cases in Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, and Throughout South Jersey
Sexual offense allegations in South Jersey are among the most painful accusations a person may face. As both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney in New Jersey, I have handled hundreds of sexual offense cases – they are all different and require individual attention. People who have never been in trouble at any time in their lives can suddenly find themselves or their juvenile children accused of horrendous crimes. I founded The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen after serving as a prosecutor because I am passionate about defending those wrongly accused of crimes and protecting the rights of defendants facing unwarranted allegations in New Jersey.
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Fighting Back Against False Allegations
New Jersey law enforcement and prosecutors often file sexual offense charges based on no evidence at all. In fact, they may bring these very serious charges without one shred of evidence, causing significant damage to the accused’s reputation and personal relationships. Moreover, a baseless charge can also result in incarceration for a very long period of time.
Types Of Child Sex Crimes and Juvenile Sex Offenses in New Jersey
Any sexual offense charges have to be vigorously fought and defended against. The sooner I get involved, the better the outcome is likely to be. My goal is to keep you out of jail whenever possible. I defend clients against all types of sex crime charges in New Jersey, including:
Child Sex Crimes in New Jersey
Sexual offenses involving children are treated with the utmost seriousness in New Jersey, with stringent laws in place to protect minors from such devastating acts. There are several specific types of child sex crimes in New Jersey, each bearing their own set of consequences. These include:
- Child Pornography: The possession, distribution, or creation of explicit material involving minors is a severe offense. This also includes electronically sharing such material, even in private online chats.
- Endangering the Welfare of a Child: This charge can be invoked if an adult engages in sexual conduct that could harm a child's moral welfare, or if an adult involves a child in a sexual performance.
- Sexual Assault or Aggravated Sexual Assault: These charges can be brought if an adult engages in sexual activity with a minor. The specific charge depends on the age of the child, the age difference between the accused and the child, and the nature of the sexual act.
In addition, there are several different types of sexual assault crimes, prostitution crimes, and sexual crimes against children that can be charged in the state of New Jersey.
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Juvenile Sex Offenses in New Jersey
Juvenile sex offenses involve those committed by individuals under the age of 18. While juvenile cases are typically handled differently than adult cases, the charges can be just as severe. Such offenses include:
- Juvenile Sexual Assault: This involves a minor engaging in a sexual act with another minor or an adult. This can range from inappropriate touching to sexual intercourse.
- Sexting: While often viewed as harmless by teenagers, sharing explicit photos or messages can lead to serious legal repercussions, particularly if the content involves underage individuals.
- Statutory Rape: In New Jersey, individuals under 16 cannot legally consent to sex. Therefore, even if the sexual act was consensual, it can still lead to a charge of statutory rape if one party is 16 or older and the other is under the legal age of consent.
The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen is committed to providing rigorous defense for individuals accused of child sex crimes and juvenile sex offenses in New Jersey. We understand the gravity of these charges, the potential for false accusations, and the severe impact they can have on a person's life. We are here to help guide you through the complex legal process, ensuring that your rights are upheld throughout.
Sexual Crime Charges and Sex Offender Registration Requirements in New Jersey
Accusations of sexual assault are not uncommon in family and juvenile courts in New Jersey. For example, minors are often accused of sexually assaulting friends and relatives based on false allegations. There can also be charges of statutory rape or consensual assault involving individuals under the age of 16. I strive to achieve the best possible outcome in these NJ juvenile sex crime cases, and I often succeed in downgrading or dismissing these charges.
In numerous cases, I have prevented the accused from undergoing mandatory Megan's Law sex offender registration or lifetime parole supervision. Even severe charges have been downgraded to minor offenses that do not require lifetime parole supervision, which is a daunting prospect to overcome. If facing a sentence that includes lifetime parole supervision, it is imperative to seek skilled legal counsel. Violations of Megan's Law or lifetime parole supervision can lead to additional prison time, even for minor infractions. It is vital to defend against such sentencing factors.
Accused Of a Child Sex Crime? Schedule Your Free Consultation.
If you are facing criminal charges for a child sex crime or a juvenile sex offense in New Jersey, the sooner you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney the better chance you have of getting everything resolved as soon as possible. Reach out today by calling my Haddonfield office at 856-830-6433 or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation.