TCNJ Sex Offense
One of the most serious offenses an individual can be accused of at TCNJ in Ewing NJ is sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault, commonly referred to as rape. Fondling, which is legally defined as criminal sexual contact, also carries significant penalties. If you are under investigation or were formally charged with a sex offense by theCampus Police at TCNJ or Ewing Police Department, you need to speak to a lawyer immediately. Here at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, our attorneys have over a century of experience defending rape and other sex offense cases in Mercer County and elsewhere in the state. We possess the knowledge and skill that is necessary to insure a jail sentence and other consequences of a conviction are avoided. To speak to an attorney on our staff, contact our Lawrence Township Office at 609–683–8102.Sexual Assault Charge at TCNJ Ewing New Jersey
The offense of sexual assault is set forth at N.J.S.A 2C:14-2c. An individual commits this charge if they commit an act of sexual penetration by physical force or coercion or with a victim that is at least 16 but less than 18 years old. Sexual assault is a second degree crime. A rape case is enhanced to aggravated sexual assault, a first degree crime, if the conduct occurs: (1) during the commission of a robbery, kidnapping, homicide, aggravated assault, burglary, arson or criminal escape; (2) while the actor is armed; (3) while the actor is aided by another and force is used; (4) involves physical force and severe personal injury is sustained to the victim or (5) the victim is physically helpless or incapacitated so that they are incapable of providing consent.
The penalties for sexual assault include 5-10 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000. Aggravated sexual assault results in a prison term of 10-20 years and a maximum fine of $200,000. An individual convicted of either offense is also subject to sex offender registration under Megan’s Law.TCNJ Criminal Sexual Contact Charge
The charge of criminal sexual contact is triggered under N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3 if the actor has sexual contact with the victim under the circumstances required to commit a sexual assault. Criminal sexual contact is a fourth degree crime. Aggravated criminal sexual contact, a third degree crime, results when sexual contact occurs under the circumstances previously set forth for aggravated sexual assault.
Fourth degree criminal sexual contact, also referred to as fondly, triggers a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 18 months in prison. Third degree aggravated criminal sexual contact carries a fine that can reach $15,000 and up to 5 years in prison.Defense Lawyer for Sexual Assault Offense at TCNJ in Ewing
A sex offense clearly has the potential to be devastating to your future and absolutely requires the assistance of a skilled defense lawyer. One of the Ewing NJ Criminal Attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall are prepared to represent you in this capacity and do what it takes to make certain that you avert a finding of guilt to lewdness, sexual assault, criminal sexual contact or another sex case. To speak to an attorney on our staff now, call 609–683–8102. Lawyers are ready to provide a free consultation 24/7.