Sex crimes — including sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, prostitution, lewd conduct, stalking, and crimes against children — are unfortunately among the most common criminal cases in New Jersey's courts.
I am Anthony N. Palumbo, a veteran sex crime defense lawyer and partner at the law offices of Palumbo & Renaud. I have been practicing criminal defense in New Jersey for more than 35 years. Contact me now to set up a free initial consultation about the charges you face. I have defeated countless sex crime charges in New Jersey and I may do the same for you.
Understanding Sex Crimes in New Jersey
Sex crimes are among the most common criminal offenses in New Jersey and there is a broad range of charges, including:
- Prostitution and solicitation of a prostitute
I also represent clients who have been charged with sex crimes against children, including:
- Child molestation and molestation by a family member or friend
- Possession and distribution of child pornography
- Endangering the welfare of a child
There are many different ways to be charged with a sex crime in New Jersey. Your crime may be consensual, such as solicitation of prostitution, or committed in public like lewd conduct, or involve force like sexual assault. In New Jersey, sexual assault is a far-reaching law that also defines the conduct required to be guilty of rape and child molestation.
If you have been charged with a sex crime in New Jersey, or even if you feel that you are suspected of one, it is crucial to contact an attorney immediately in order to prevent incriminating evidence from accumulating against you.
The Penalties for Sex Crimes in New Jersey
Every sex crime is unique and carries different penalties which can include prison time, commitment to sexual rehabilitation programs, fines, and community service. However, one thing that most sex crimes have in common is Megan's Law. Megan's Law requires convicted sex offenders to register with local authorities after their release so that information of their crimes and whereabouts can be disseminated to the public. This is one of the toughest parts of a sex crime conviction because in a very large way, the penalties continue after prison.
If you have been charged with a sex crime in New Jersey, I may be able to have your charges downgraded or dismissed. At the law offices of Palumbo & Renaud, I will not just work to protect your freedom, but to protect your reputation, as well.
If you have been charged with a sex crime in New Jersey, I know that you are going through something most people will never understand. At Palumbo & Renaud, I have been handling sex crimes charges for more than three decades and I know that it takes the right balance of aggressive litigation and sensitive negotiation to defeat a charge.
After years of success in New Jersey, I have genuine insight into what each local judge and prosecutor looks for when working a case. This is an edge that only a highly experienced local attorney can bring to your defense and I will do this for you. Contact me now for a free initial consultation to see what I can do for you.
I defend people accused of any New Jersey sex crime, including: