Statutory Rape

New Jersey Statutory Rape Attorney

Have you been charged with statutory rape? The mere implication of rape can be extremely serious and ruin your reputation for years to come. If you are convicted, you could face serious penalties.

I am Anthony N. Palumbo and I am a criminal defense attorney. At my firm, Palumbo & Renaud, I have successfully defended countless clients from all types of sex crime charges, including statutory rape. I will aggressively defend you from these accusations, protect your interests and fight to have your charges dismissed.

Do not take charges of statutory rape lightly. A conviction could lead to serious penalties. If you have been charged with this crime, contact me, a New Jersey statutory rape lawyer, to begin building a case and protecting your rights.

What Is Statutory Rape in New Jersey?

Statutory rape is consensual sex with a minor who is too young to give his or her consent to having sex. In New Jersey, the crime of statutory rape is charged as either sexual assault or aggravated sexual assault, depending on the age of the victim.

In addition to statutory rape and sexual assault, I represent clients charged with all types of sex crimes, including:

Penalties for Statutory Rape

A conviction for sexual assault could result in a prison sentence of up to 10 years. For aggravated sexual assault, the maximum prison sentence is 20 years. Additionally, people convicted of either of these crimes must register as sex offenders under Megan's Law. This law requires you to give your name, whereabouts and a list of your crimes to the local community. Additionally, a conviction of aggravated sexual assault requires registration for life.

A conviction for any type of rape or assault crime could follow you around for the rest of your life. I can help defend you from these charges and protect your reputation. As a former prosecutor, I understand what the prosecution needs to prove in your case. I will use my knowledge and experience to build your defense and fight for your rights inside and outside of the courtroom.

Contact a Sexual Assault Lawyer in Union - Middlesex - Monmouth - Essex County, New Jersey

I can help you beat these charges. Contact me, a sexual assault lawyer in New Jersey, for a free and confidential initial consultation.