What Are the Consequences of an Aggravated Sexual Assault Conviction in NJ?

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Nothing is more damaging to a person’s reputation and life than being charged with a sex crime, especially one as heinous as aggravated sexual assault. Please continue reading and reach out to our New Jersey sex crimes attorney to learn more about these charges and how we can help you fight them. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the penalties for an aggravated sexual assault conviction in New Jersey?

Standard sexual assault convictions can carry very severe penalties, including jail time, high fines, and more. That being said, if you are someone who has been accused of aggravated sexual assault in New Jersey–which is a first-degree offense–you are most likely looking at even harsher penalties. For example, if you are convicted of aggravated sexual assault, you will most likely face a prison term of 10-20 years. You will also face a maximum $200,000 fine. Further, if you are accused of aggravated sexual assault due to penetration that occurred upon a child under the age of 13, you will face anywhere between 25 years to life in prison. Rather obviously, anyone facing these charges cannot do so alone. Hiring a Bergen County criminal defense lawyer is a must.

Will I have to register as a sex offender?

When someone is convicted of certain sex offenses in New Jersey, they will be required, by law, to register as a sex offender and be supervised by a parole officer for at least 15 years. Anyone who is found guilty of any type of sexual assault in New Jersey will have to become a registered sex offender. Once a person’s name is on the sex offender registry, the general public will know who they are, what they look like, what offense they committed, and, in some cases, when they move into their neighborhood. Our firm’s goal is to defend anyone wrongfully facing these accusations to help them go on to live productive, free lives. The bottom line is that if you’ve been charged with sexual assault in New Jersey, we are your number one advocate, and we are ready to fight for your future.

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