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Aggravated Sexual Assault

Paramus NJ Aggravated Sexual Assault Lawyers

Bergen County Attorneys with Offices in Hackensack, NJ

“A conviction for a sex crime in New Jersey can follow you for the rest of your life.”

A sexual assault charge can haunt you for the rest of your life. If you are convicted of sexual assault, not only will you face mandatory prison time; you will also be subject to sex offender registration requirements which will make it difficult for you to maintain a job in the future. That’s why it is imperative that you seek legal representation the instant you are accused of sexual assault or any other sex crime in New Jersey.

The Tormey Law Firm is a team of aggressive criminal defense attorneys who will do everything possible to win your sexual assault case. We understand the nuances of sexual assault law in New Jersey because we’ve got years of experience as both prosecutors and defense attorneys. Travis J. Tormey, the firm’s founding partner, worked with the sex crimes unit at the United States Attorney’s Office. Moreover, Mr. Tormey previously worked at two of the largest criminal defense firms in the State of New Jersey. Additionally, Alissa D. Hascup, a member of our firm’s litigation team, is a former county and municipal prosecutor who regularly handled these kinds of cases. Now Mr. Tormey and Ms. Hascup are fighting on behalf of defendants like you.

Aggravated Sexual Assault in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2

Depending upon the circumstances, your sexual assault charge could be classified as unwanted sexual contact or the more serious form of aggravated sexual assault.

Aggravated sexual assault is classified as a first degree felony because it typically involves an act of sexual penetration with a minor. If the victim less than 13 years old, the offender will likely be charged with first degree aggravated sexual assault. Another instance in which the more serious charge of aggravated sexual assault will be brought against you is if the victim is less than 16 years old and you had supervisory or disciplinary power over the victim.

It is also possible to be charged with aggravated sexual assault even if the victim was an adult. For instance, the elevated charges could be brought if you are accused of committing the sexual assault while armed with a weapon and issuing threats against the victim. In some cases, you can be charged with aggravated sexual assault if you used physical force or coercion during the assault and the victim sustained severe injuries.

Let Us Help You Fight Sexual Assault Accusations in Hackensack, NJ

The penalties for sexual assault are severe and often include lengthy prison sentences. Even in the best cases, you will have to deal with the negative consequences of a sex crime conviction. The stigma of a sexual assault conviction will change the rest of your life for the worse. You could find it difficult to secure employment or educational opportunities in the future. You might also wake up one day to realize that your family and friends have deserted you because of the social stigma that comes with a sex crime conviction.

A conviction for first degree aggravated sexual assault will result in a sentence of 10–20 years in New Jersey State Prison. Moreover, first degree felonies in New Jersey carry a presumption of incarceration; you will not be eligible for a probationary sentence if you are convicted.

Additionally, the mandatory minimum sentence will be extended due to the seriousness of the offense. Since aggravated sexual assault is one of the offenses enumerated in the No Early Release Act (NERA), you will be required to serve at least 85 percent of your sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

Free Consultation with a Paramus NJ Sex Crimes Attorney

It is understandable if you are afraid and a little embarrassed about your situation. However, it is important that you take the first step and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney; the stakes are too high for you to delay.

The Tormey Law Firm is prepared to help you fight sexual assault charges in Bergen County, New Jersey. If you have been accused of sexual assault or are under investigation for any sex crime, please contact us now at 201-556-1571. You can also email us to schedule a free, confidential meeting at our office in Hackensack, NJ.

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With unmatched knowledge and experience in the practice of law, the seasoned attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm are committed to serving their clients and tenaciously confronting the allegations against them.

We will examine every facet of your case in order to defend your constitutional rights and reputation.  

With a dedicated legal advocate to assist you, our attorneys will ensure that you are never forced to navigate the complex legal process on your own.

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Areas We Serve

Bergen County, Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Somerset County including Morristown, Denville, Dover, Mount Olive, Parsippany, Hackensack, East Rutherford, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Fort Lee, Garfield, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Palisades Park, Paramus, Ridgefield Park, Saddle Brook, Teaneck, Clifton, and Wayne.

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Hackensack Location

254 State Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

  (201) 556-1570    Directions

Morristown Location

55 Madison Avenue Suite 400

Morristown, NJ 07960

  (908) 336-5008    Directions