Elizabeth New Jersey Sexual Assault Lawyer

Elizabeth New Jersey Sexual Assault Attorney

I am Anthony N. Palumbo from the law offices of Palumbo & Renaud and I have handled many sexual assault cases in the 35 years I have been practicing criminal defense law. I am able to provide aggressive defense strategies and I understand every aspect of these cases. Whether your charge resulted from an alleged sexual encounter with a child or a forced sexual act against an adult, I will fight your sex charge in and out of the courtroom to protect your freedom and your reputation.

The first 24 hours in which you are targeted for a sex offense are often the most crucial. Don't wait for a formal charge or arrest. If arrested DO NOT give a statement to the police other than, "I want my lawyer." Contact me, an Elizabeth, New Jersey, sexual assault lawyer, online today or call 1-866-664-8118 for a free consultation at no obligation.

Elizabeth Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is defined as an act of sexual penetration with another person that was sustained by coercion or force. For example, when a person commits an act of rape in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the appropriate charge is sexual assault. Rape is one of the many crimes that results in a charge of sexual assault in New Jersey.

A sexual assault charge can also result from inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace or the wrongful touching of a child. Common crimes, which result in sexual assault charges in Elizabeth, include child molestation or child abuse, statutory rape and sexual harassment. These charges are often coupled with allegations of child endangerment or child enticement (i.e. where the relationship began in a chat room).

For more information on sexual assault charges or sex crimes in general, please visit my sex crimes website.

Elizabeth Sexual Assault Penalties

Sexual assault is a second-degree crime if a person does not sustain serious bodily injury during the encounter. A second-degree crime carries penalties of 5 to 10 years in prison. Rarely, if ever, have even my most difficult cases resulted in the maximum sentence. I always fight to win. When a plea bargain is necessary, I work for the best interests of my client. In some cases, I have even been able to prevent the registration requirement under Megan's Law.

Hire the Right Defense Lawyer

As an Elizabeth sexual assault lawyer with more than 35 years of success, I have longstanding relationships with local prosecutors and a reputation for aggressive courtroom defensive. When you hire me as your attorney, prosecutors are apt to offer favorable plea deals. They've faced me in court before and are well aware of my skills in the courtroom.

Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney in Union - Middlesex - Monmouth - Essex County, New Jersey

Contact my criminal defense firm online or call 1-866-664-8118 for a free and confidential consultation. I will explain the available options in your particular case and the best way in which to proceed.