• In New Jersey, there are a variety of crimes that fall under that category starting at the most significant with aggravated sexual assault, which is a first degree charge.
  • Aggravated sexual assault amounts to what is commonly referred to as rape.
  • A lesser charge, would be sexual assault which involves something other than penetration, like touching or things of that nature.
  • Slightly lesser charge would be sexual contact.
  • Each carries significant penalties such as registration with the local authorities under Megan’s Law, the potential for jail time, and the inability to have contact with juveniles or children.
  • If you have children of your own and have these charges against you, you may find yourself embroiled in a case with DCP&P, resulting in restrictions in your access to your children.
  • It’s a unique area of law and carries unique penalties so an immediate consultation with an experienced attorney is a must.