Parents often learn that their child may have been involved in a sex crime before their child is formally charged. Our law firm has a lot of experience in juvenile sex offense NJ matters. We understand the damage to a young person’s life that a sex crime allegation can cause. As a result, we keep these matters confidential. Our firm also does everything possible to prevent harmful publicity and inappropriate disclosure of our client’s information.
Our Law Firm’s Approach:
At Maynard Law Office, LLC, we can help you understand your child’s legal rights and options. Our legal team is here to guide you in dealing with a very complex situation. At this early stage, it is extremely important to retain a lawyer experienced in juvenile sex offense law. Before a child is formally charged with a juvenile sex crime, an experienced sex offense lawyer can advocate in ways that may benefit him/her. A knowledgeable attorney may be able to help your child’s case in any of the following ways:
- prevent criminal charges from being filed,
- reduce or alter the type of charges,
- divert the matter so that your child’s case may be resolved without a charge or conviction.
The pre-charge phase of a sex crimes matter allows a skillful lawyer to exert some control over the early development of the case. Such early intervention can be crucial in obtaining a favorable outcome.
Our law firm has extensive experience in the pre-charge phase of juvenile sex crimes. Our proactive representation has positively affected the investigative and charging processes in many of our clients’ cases. As a result, we have been able to obtain excellent outcomes.
The goal of pre-charge representation is always the avoidance of criminal charges, especially sex crime charges. Our law firm has a substantial record of professional successes in juvenile sex crime matters. The pre-charge phase of a case even presents opportunities to prevent some clients from being placed on Megan’s Law.
Sex offense matters are serious in New Jersey. When it comes to juvenile sex crimes, juveniles may still be subject to NJ’s Megan’s Law. Fortunately, our law firm provides effective representation for juveniles under investigation or charged with a sex crime.
We represent juveniles accused of committing any of the following juvenile sex offenses in NJ:
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Sexual Assault
- Criminal Sexual Contact
- Endangering the Welfare of a Child
- Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography
- Luring or enticing
Even if a juvenile is in an intimate relationship with another juvenile, he or she can face sex offense charges. Even though 18 years old is generally the legal age of “consent” for intimate contact or communication, NJ sex offense law has become very complex. Laws have also criminalized much conduct that was once considered normal or common. In certain situations, it does not matter whether the sexual interaction was “consensual” or did not involve force. The conduct might still be criminal, or an act of delinquency. Under New Jersey law, if the conduct is illegal, juveniles can face charges such as: sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, or endangering the welfare of a child.
Call Maynard Law Office, LLC today for a free consultation at (973) 540-0054 to discuss your child’s legal options and juvenile sex offense NJ matters.