Protecting Your Future After A Sex Crime Charge
For many people, merely an accusation of a sex crime creates a nightmare. If you are facing such accusations, you need legal help right away to protect your reputation and build a strong defense strategy to preserve your legal rights.
At The Law Office of Blair R. Zwillman, I have more than 45 years of experience with criminal law and is certified as a Criminal Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. I am prepared to fight for you and will stand by you through the most difficult aspects of your case.
Preparing Your Defense
You can be sure that the prosecutors have many resources dedicated to building a case against you. As a former prosecutor, I understand how the State builds their cases. I will work to develop compelling arguments for your defense. I also understand the need to independently investigate and review the evidence. You need a strong advocate on your side, fighting for you.
Understanding New Jersey Sex Offenses
Sex crimes encompass a wide range of offenses. In New Jersey, they include:
- Criminal sexual assault
- Sexual abuse
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Rape and statutory rape
- Possession of child pornography
- Internet sex crimes
- Prostitution and solicitation
Some of these offenses are more serious than others and come with a range of penalties. Many convictions require that the accused register as a sex offender. This requirement can affect you far into the future, as it often lasts far beyond any jail sentence. The sex offender registry is open to the public and limits where you can live, travel and work. You must keep your registration up to date or face additional criminal penalties.
When it comes to sex offenses, the stakes are incredibly high, and the stigma is difficult to remove. I will fight for a dismissal or acquittal whenever possible, and if it is not, I will advocate to minimize the effect on your future.