New Jersey residents who are accused of
sex crimes often feel that they are found and tried guilty in the court of public
opinion before they've ever had a chance to defend themselves in court.
These allegations can have an immediate and serious effect on one's
professional life, to say nothing of one's personal life. Nowhere
is this more true than in cases involving allegations of child molestation.
Recently, a New Jersey man was arrested and charged in connection with
an alleged sexual assault on an 11-year-old girl in 2011. Prosecutors
said the man kissed and touched the girl inappropriately on Halloween
of that year. He has been charged with second-degree sexual assault and
third-degree endangerment to the welfare of a child. If convicted, he
could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison on the sexual assault charge.
Even after serving a prison sentence, those who are convicted of sex crimes
are typically added to state and national sex offender registries. Inclusion
on the registry can seriously interfere with one's ability to secure
gainful employment or adequate housing for decades to come.
Because the consequences of a conviction are so serious, it is extremely
important for those accused of sex crimes to have a strong and smart defense
strategy. And because the community is likely to turn against the accused
as soon as the allegations are aired in the news media, the accused needs
help crafting that defense as soon as possible. A New Jersey defense attorney
with experience in these difficult cases can help people accused of these
crimes to craft a strategy that minimizes the damage to their reputation
Source: LeHighValleyLive.com, "Pohatcong Township man indicted on sex crime charges in 2011 assault, court
records say," Matthew Bultman, April 7, 2014