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Criminal Sexual Contact

Fort Lee NJ Criminal Sexual Contact Attorneys

With Offices in Hackensack, New Jersey

“A conviction for criminal sexual contact in New Jersey can destroy your future. Don’t let a sex crime accusation ruin your life. Take control by speaking with an aggressive, experienced criminal defense attorney.”

The unfortunate reality is that the mere accusation of a sex crime can cause serious problems for you. It can potentially destroy your reputation. It can also follow you for the rest of your life. That’s why you need an attorney who will handle your case with discretion.

If you’ve been charged with criminal sexual contact, aggravated sexual assault, or any other sex crime in New Jersey, the Tormey Law Firm can help you. We are aggressive criminal defense lawyers with experience handling sex crime cases. We also know how to raise advanced defense strategies because we have spent our entire careers as prosecutors and defense attorneys. Travis J. Tormey worked with the sex crimes unit at the United States Attorney’s Office. Alissa D. Hascup, a member of the firm’s litigation team, previously served as a county and municipal prosecutor. Now we are fighting for defendants like you – and we will do whatever it takes to win your case.

New Jersey Criminal Sexual Contact Charges: N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3

Criminal sexual contact is a lesser included offense of sexual assault, which is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2. If the prosecution is unable to prove all of the elements of aggravated sexual assault or sexual assault, you will probably find yourself facing criminal sexual contact charges.

You can be charged with criminal sexual contact if you commit an act of sexual contact with a victim while using physical force or coercion. If the victim is under the age of 18, you could also find yourself facing criminal sexual contact charges.

Depending upon the circumstances, you could be charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact. This typically happens when the victim is between the ages of 13 and 16. You can also face enhanced charges if the illegal act occurs during the commission of a violent crime or if the victim suffers severe injury.

Fight Criminal Sexual Contact Charges in Paramus, NJ

Criminal sexual contact is classified as a fourth degree felony. This means that a conviction will result in a sentence of up to 18 months in NJ State Prison. It is very important that you avoid a conviction for aggravated criminal sexual contact because the penalties are significantly worse: you could be sentenced to 3–5 years in NJ State Prison.

Additionally, a conviction for criminal sexual contact will give rise to Megan’s Law registration requirements. There is a chance that you could be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. This can include mandatory registration in an Internet database, fliers with your picture being distributed to your neighbors, and notifications being sent to your place of employment. That’s why you need an experienced lawyer who understands the nuances of New Jersey sex crime laws and who can provide a strong defense against your charges.

Confidential Consultation with Hackensack Sex Offense Lawyers

The experienced lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm know what it takes to beat a sex crime charge in New Jersey. If you or a loved one has been accused of criminal sexual contact in Bergen County or anywhere else in New Jersey, it is imperative that you start to build a strong defense as soon as possible. Call us today at 201-556-1571 to speak with one of our skilled attorneys, or email us to arrange a free consultation at our Hackensack NJ office.

Learn More About How to Fight Your Charges

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Experience You Can Trust

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.

The Tormey Law Firm

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