Being accused of a sex crime carries a special and a highly charged set of circumstances to go along with the actual, possible criminal actions faced by a defendant. Many sex crime charges fall within the jurisdiction of state law, but many also fall under the auspices of federal law, too. Finding a sex crimes lawyer in Elizabeth, Hackensack or anywhere throughout New Jersey should include a seasoned professional who has had experience defending not only state charges, but federal charges as well.
Understanding the differences between the two jurisdictions is an important first step in forming a defense. State laws regarding sex crimes fall into a broad range of charges. They include: crimes such as sexual assault; molestation or continued sexual abuse of a child; lewd and lascivious acts; indecent exposure; sexual exploitation of a minor including child prostitution; incest; kidnapping, assault and murder when the motivation is sexual in nature; and, violation of Sex Offender Registration laws and statutes.
Federal sex crimes include:
- Buying or selling children
- Child pornography, including distribution of books, magazines, films and videotapes
- Producing child pornography for importation into the United States
- Transporting a minor into the United States or from state to state for the purpose of prostitution or other unlawful sexual activities
- Transporting a minor from state to state or internationally with the intent of having sex with a juvenile
- Use of interstate facilities or transmitting information about children under 16 years old with the intent of enticing or encouraging that minor to engage in illegal sexual activities
Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq is a full service New Jersey law firm with offices in Elizabeth, Freehold, Hackensack, Newark, New Bruswick, Perth Amboy, Plainfield and Trenton.