Rape or sexual assault is a violent crime as much as it is a sex crime. In New Jersey, prosecutors and law enforcement take violent crimes such as a sexual assault charge very seriously. Those convicted of violent sex crimes can face long jail terms, invasive probation and registration as a sex offender. Because of the serious nature of violent sex crimes, it is vital that individuals accused of such crimes seek skilled counsel.
Violent crimes, particularly those involving sex and young children, are prosecuted especially aggressively by state and federal prosecutors. Individuals convicted of violent sex crimes, like rape and sexual assault, face a lifetime of serious consequences. Penalties for sex crimes include jail, fines, probation and a lifetime of registration with sex offender registries. In the case of the latter, the effects can be life-altering.
Anyone who watched the Jodi Arias trial, or who recalls the Menendez Trial, knows that defense attorneys in violent crimes cases are not limited to just one defense. In fact, in many violent crimes cases involving accusations of aggravated assault, murder or even domestic violence charges, the defense may rely on multiple strategies throughout the course of the proceeding. Violent crimes cases are rarely simple.