What You Need to Know About Aggravated Sexual Assault Charges in NJ

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Those accused of committing sex crimes face a wide range of penalties, as well as significant damage to their reputation, as crimes of a sexual nature are seen as particularly morally corrupt. Among the most serious sex crimes a person can face here in New Jersey are allegations of aggravated sexual assault. If you’re currently facing aggravated sexual assault charges, the most important thing you can do is retain the services of a knowledgeable New Jersey sex crimes attorney who can assess the circumstances of your case and, from there, fight for the best outcome possible on your behalf. Here are some of the questions you may have about these charges and how we can help you fight them:

What happens if I’m found guilty of aggravated sexual assault?

Those found guilty of committing an act of aggravated assault will face various consequences. Just some of those consequences include hefty fines and prison time. In fact, those found guilty of aggravated sexual assault, a first-degree crime, will face anywhere between 10 and 20 years of incarceration and a $200,000 fine. You should also note that sexual assault involving penetration with someone under the age of 13 will warrant 25 years to life in prison. Don’t face any of these penalties without a competent and dedicated Bergen County criminal defense lawyer in your corner. We’re here to fight for your rights, every step of the way.

What is Megan’s Law?

Megan’s Law is a law that requires those convicted of certain sex crimes to register as sex offenders upon conviction. If you’ve been convicted of aggravated sexual assault, you’ll have to register as a sex offender and be under the supervision of a parole officer for a minimum of 15 years. Additionally, once you are on the sex offender registry, even after you’re released from prison, you’ll find it extremely difficult to get a job, rent certain places to live, and more. Ultimately, your conviction will likely haunt you forever. This is why the most important thing you can do is hire an attorney who will fight your charges, tooth and nail, from the start.


The Law Office of Boyd & Squitieri prides itself on providing our clients with the competent, honest, and effective legal advice they deserve. Whether you are facing sex crime charges, require assistance filing for bankruptcy, or are looking to go through the foreclosure mediation process, you can depend on us to fight for your rights through every step of the process going forward. Contact the Law Office Boyd & Squitieri today to learn more about how our legal team can help you.