Crimes Against Children

New Jersey Child Abuse Defense Lawyer

Being accused of child abuse is one of the most damaging legal situations anyone can face. Even though you are innocent until proven guilty, your reputation is probably already being damaged. You need someone on your side who understands the law and knows how to act swiftly.

I am Anthony N. Palumbo, a partner at the law firm of Palumbo & Renaud and a criminal defense lawyer who has been practicing law for more than 35 years. I am familiar with the local judges, prosecutors and police, and I diligently advocate for the rights of my clients. Contact me to schedule a free initial consultation about child abuse charges and your legal options.

Defending You Against All Child-Related Charges

New Jersey criminal law includes a variety of crimes against children. Any accusation of exposing children to sexual activity can be charged as a crime. Other crimes against children involve physical abuse or other mistreatment. New Jersey criminal charges involving children include:

When someone is convicted of a sex-related crime against a child, New Jersey's "Megan's Law" requires that person to register as a sex offender. There are different registration requirements depending on the charge. The most stringent involve regular psychological evaluations and notification of everyone in a neighborhood if a person on the registry moves in.

These are serious consequences, and we will discuss all the possible outcomes with you before deciding on a criminal defense strategy. If you've been accused of a child abuse crime, don't hesitate to contact me.

Dealing With Sensitive Situations

Defending a client accused of a crime against a child involves unique challenges. The defense attorney must assert the client's rights despite the natural sympathy most people feel toward children, whether or not they are involved as witnesses for the prosecution.

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I have experience dealing with these issues and ensuring that the court and jury recognize that you are innocent until proven guilty and have legal rights to a vigorous criminal defense.