East Rutherford NJ Luring, Enticing, and Solicitation Defense Attorneys
Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers with Offices in Hackensack, New Jersey
The Tormey Law Firm in Hackensack, New Jersey is a criminal defense team with lawyers who understand how sex crime accusations are made and how to defend against these allegations. Founding attorney Travis J. Tormey has established a strong reputation throughout the state, in part through his impressive work defending individuals against a wide variety of sex charges, including lewdness, sexual assault, and endangering the welfare of a child.
For example, Mr. Tormey was recently successful in having a wrongfully accused sex offender exonerated in the Ocean County Superior Court after more than a decade. He has also been successful numerous times in having individuals removed from Megan’s Law registration requirements. In addition, during his time at the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Tormey worked with the sex crimes unit on federal prosecutions. Due to his impressive experience, Mr. Tormey is considered an authority in this area and has been featured in the Asbury Park Press as a legal resource on sex crimes and Megan’s Law in New Jersey.
At The Tormey Law Firm, regularly representing clients in towns such as Montvale, Little Ferry, and Rochelle Park and concentrating solely on criminal defense provides us with a unique and powerful edge, which we use to benefit our clients every day. With offices conveniently located in the heart of Bergen County, one of our attorneys is always available immediately to provide you with a free consultation. Contact us at (201)-330-4979 to learn more about the charges and penalties you may be facing. Understanding the nature of the charges against you is truly the first step to achieving a positive outcome.
Luring and Enticing in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6
Luring, enticing and solicitation charges are governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6, which provides, in pertinent part:
§ 2C:13-6. Luring, enticing child by various means, attempts; crime of second degree; subsequent offense, mandatory imprisonment…
a. A person commits a crime of the second degree if he attempts, via electronic or any other means, to lure or entice a child or one who he reasonably believes to be a child into a motor vehicle, structure or isolated area, or to meet or appear at any other place, with a purpose to commit a criminal offense with or against the child…
d. A person convicted of a second or subsequent offense under this section shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection a. of N.J.S.A. 2C:43-6, the term of imprisonment shall include, unless the person is sentenced pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2C:43-7, a mandatory minimum term of one-third to one-half of the sentence imposed, or three years, whichever is greater, during which time the defendant shall not be eligible for parole. If the person is sentenced pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:43-7, the court shall impose a minimum term of one-third to one-half of the sentence imposed, or five years, whichever is greater…
f. Notwithstanding the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2C:1-8 or any other law, a conviction under this section shall not merge with a conviction of any other criminal offense, nor shall such other conviction merge with a conviction under this section, and the court shall impose separate sentences upon each violation of this section and any other criminal offense. The court may not suspend or make any other non-custodial disposition of any person sentenced pursuant to this section.
Luring or Enticing Penalties in New Jersey
As the above statute details, luring or enticing a minor is a second degree criminal offense in New Jersey. As a second degree crime, a presumption of imprisonment is attached, with the minimum term being five (5) years in state prison. There is also Megan’s Law registration required, as well as the potential for Community Supervision for Life. As you can see, there are serious consequences if you are convicted of this luring in New Jersey. As such, it is imperative that you contact an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer for help.
If you or a loved one has been charged with luring or another criminal offense in New Jersey, contact our experienced criminal defense lawyers anytime at (201)-330-4979 for a free consultation.