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Defending Statutory Rape Charges in New Jersey

If you or someone you know has been charged with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and criminal sexual contact anywhere in New Jersey, contact our lawyers for a free, confidential consultation. Call (732)842-7773 or contact us by email.

Understanding Statutory Rape Charges in New Jersey: Aggravated Sexual Assault

Statutory rape charges in New Jersey are governed by the aggravated sexual assault statute, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2. The degree of offense you are facing depends on the age of the victim and the circumstances surrounding the alleged incident. In general, the age of consent in New Jersey is sixteen (16). Thus, if you are an adult and you have sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 16, you can be charged with statutory rape (aggravated sexual assault). However, depending on your age at the time of the incident (you are within four (4) years of age to the alleged victim) this charge may change. Moreover, if you are related to the victim or you have supervisory power over the victim (such as a teacher or a coach), this can effect the nature of the charges against you.

Monmouth County Statutory Rape Charges Defense Lawyers

The lawyers at the Moriarty Law Firm have been handling these types of Sexual Assault cases for decades and have built a reputation on achieving superior results for our clients. Many cases of this type end up proceeding to trial. that is why it is important to have someone like Charles Moriarty on your side. He is one of only a handful of attorneys certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Criminal and Civil Trial Expert. When your charges are serious, you need the best on your side.

You can call (732) 842-7773 anytime, 24 hours a day, to speak with a lawyer at our office. You may also contact us by e-mail to schedule your free initial consultation.

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