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Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you have been arrested, charged with a criminal offense, or are under investigation, it is crucial that you speak to an experienced Monmouth County Criminal Defense Lawyer about your options.

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Sex Crimes

Monmouth County NJ Sex Crime Defense Lawyers

Rape Lawyers Monmouth NJIf you have been arrested and charged with sex offense in New Jersey it is imperative that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. As one would assume, sex offenses in Monmouth County are taken very seriously and tend to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. In fact, just to illustrate how seriously these types of offenses are taken, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office has created a separate unit call the Special Victims Unit (SVU) to prosecute these types of cases. A conviction for most sex offenses could not only land a Defendant behind bars for an extended period of time but could also require them to register under Megan’s Law for life and be subject to Parole Supervision for life.

Need Local Lawyer for Endangering Welfare of Child Charge in Eatontown NJ

The Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver is an experienced Monmouth County criminal defense firm.  Mr. Oliver’s entire practice has been dedicated to defending those accused of crimes in courts throughout New Jersey, including Monmouth County. Mr. Oliver has defended numerous clients charged with various sex offenses including aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, luring, criminal sexual contact and lewdness throughout his career. If you have been charged with a sex offense in Monmouth County, in towns like Long Branch, Asbury Park, West Long Branch, Neptune, Middletown, Eatontown, Hazlet, Aberdeen, Belmar or Tinton Falls, we can help. If you would like to come into our Middletown office to sit down and discuss your options please feel free to contact us at (732)858-6959. As always, our initial consultations are always free. Now here is a list of some of the most common sex offenses charged in Monmouth County.

Real Results for Real Clients Facing Serious Sex Related Charges

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*Excellent Attorney* I found myself in a trouble for the very first time in life. I was facing very serious charges of attempted sexual assault/misconduct. Thanks God, my family hired Mr. Keith to represent me. Keith is an extremely competent attorney who has a deep insight about the judicial system. During our conversations, Keith was straightforward and honest about the potential outcomes of choosing to go on trial vs accepting a plea deal. Keith diligently reviewed the evidence and highlighted several flaws and weaknesses in charges, which were leveled against me. Keith worked tirelessly on my case and managed to secure a plea deal that included probation ONLY. The outcome of my case was a BIG win for me and for that I would be ever grateful to him. Keith was truly a blessing from God. Aside from being an expert litigator, Keith is very personable and caring. He responded to all my quires in a timely fashion.

For more information about this case, please checkout our article named: Client Avoids Prison, Megan’s Law & Parole Supervision in New Jersey

Sex Charges in Freehold NJ

Megan’s Law Defense Attorneys in Freehold, New Jersey

Sex crimes are very serious charges and as such require the assistance of an experienced Monmouth County criminal defense lawyer. As briefly touched upon above, not only will a defendant convicted of a sex crime be facing a lengthy state prison sentence, in some cases up to two decades but the collateral consequences when they are released are equally as devastating. Depending on the crime in which a defendant is convicted of, they could be required to be placed on Parole Supervision for Life and/or forced to Register under Megan’s Law for life. These two requirements will act as a constant reminder and prevent an individual from being able to move on with their life. Furthermore, they can undoubtably prohibit an individual from living in certain locations or even relocating out of the state. It also could affect your ability to vacation and travel. Although it is possible to seek to be removed from Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision after fifteen years, it is a difficult thing to achieve. For more information on Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision, including when an individual can be removed, please click the link. 

Where do you go to Post Bail on a Sex Case in Monmouth County

A Defendant charged with a sex offense in Monmouth County runs the risk of being held in the jail, without bail, pending trial. Pursuant to the new bail guidelines, the prosecution now has the ability to file for a Detention Hearing. If a Detention Hearing is filed, that means that the prosecutor is seeking to have the defendant detained in the Monmouth County Jail, without bail, pending trial. These types of hearings can and always should be contested. After hearing arguments from both attorneys, the Judge must decide whether there is a serious risk that:

  • The defendant will not appear in court as required;
  • The defendant will pose a danger to any other person or the community; and/or
  • The defendant will obstruct or attempt to obstruct justice, or threaten, injure, or intimidate, or attempt to threaten, injure, or intimidate, a prospective witness or juror.

If he Judge concludes that such a risk exists, the defendant will reman detained, without bail, pending trial. If this occurs the defendant has the ability to either file an appeal of the Judges decision to the Appellate Division or they can seek to file a motion to reopen detention if down the road there has been a change in circumstances.

Contacted By Authorities to Come in for a Statement on a Sex Case

Being accused of a sex crime can be extremely overwhelming. It is very common for law enforcement to contact a suspect in a sexual assault case directly in an effort to hopefully obtain a statement from. This is usually a very pivotal moment and we strongly urge that if you find yourself being investigated for a sex crime like criminal sexual contact, sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, luring or any other offense for that matter in Monmouth County that you speak to an attorney first. For more information on the dangers of giving a statement in a sexual assault investigation, please click the link.

Contact an Asbury Park Sex Offense Attorney Today 

Sex offenses are typically extensively litigated cases. They are usually extremely fact sensitive cases and require the attention of an experienced Monmouth County criminal defense attorney. Almost all sex cases in Monmouth County will be prosecuted by the Special Victims Unit of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Depending on the under line charge, a Defendant could be facing as little as six months in the Monmouth County Jail up too a potential thirty (30) years to life New Jersey State Prison sentence. In addition, as touched upon above, the majority of the sex offenses listed above will have collateral consequences as well including registering under Megan’s Law, being placed on Community Supervision for Life or Parole Supervision for Life. If you have been charged with a sex offense in Monmouth County, in towns like Eatontown, Howell, Manalapan, Freehold, Neptune City, Ocean Township, Wall Township and Holmdel the Law Offices of Proetta & Oliver can help. To set up a free consultation today, please contact us directly at (732)858-6959. We fully understand that these can be extremely nerve wracking times, if you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact us.


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