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NJ Sexual Assault Criminal Lawyer


Sexual Assault is prosecuted in the state of New Jersey. Sexual Assault law in New Jersey is complicated and experienced and intelligent legal representation is essential. Moreover in Sexual Assault prosecutions, the sexual assault victim may consult with prosecutions on plea negotiations. Also, the requirements under Megan's Law are triggered by convictions of Sexual Assault and Aggravated Sexual Assault. A person subject to Megan's Law must register with the police department which he lives. The person convicted of sexual assault is classified in one of three tiers. The higher the tier classification, the more people find out that the person has been convicted as a sex offender; and the more restrictions are placed on the persons liberties, including usage of the internet.


Counsel has represented people charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault. Conviction of this crime is life-altering. The prosecution prosecuted my client for aggravated sexual assault with the zeal of a pit bull---the State changed Prosecutors two times on one case. None of the clients who I have represented for Sexual Assault or Aggravated sexual assault have had prior convictions. The police are obligated to investigate this crime which gives a lot of power to the accuser.

Counsel has represented criminal defendants who were charged for alleged acts over 24 years ago when they were minors. The person is middle-aged at the time of the charge. For most serious Sexual Crimes in the State of New Jersey, there is no statute of limitations. 

On a side note, Counsel has also represented women seeking restraining orders due to aggravated Sexual Assault and seeking Immigration Asylum due to Aggravated Sexual Assault. Counsel has heard and represented both sides.  

DNA is unnecessary to be charged with Sexual Assault or Aggravated Sexual Assault.  The alleged facts of the case may not require DNA.

Aggravated Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault have been historically the crime where many falsely accused males have been acquitted through DNA  Many lynchings and beatings occurred regarding alleged sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault in the history of the United States South regarding many African American males. 

The acclaimed novel and movie "To Kill a Mockingbird" starring Gregory Peck in the 1960s dealt with the above issue. Interesting that in the movie, the African American male got a great lawyer but was still found guilty of a crime that he did not commit. The movie was based in part on the actual infamous travesty of justice in the Scottsboro Case.

Between 1880 and 1950 around 5000 people were lynched, nearly 6 people every month for 70 years. The American Bar Association "The Intersection of Race and Rape Viewed Through the Prism of a Modern-Day Emmett Till."  (July 16, 2019)

If you have been falsely accused of Sexual Assault or Aggravated Sexual Assault, do not plead guilty.  Find effective counsel that you trust and fight.

Sexual Assault and Aggravated Sexual Assault are ignominious and repugnant crimes; notwithstanding, the accused have a right to effective counsel, the presumption of innocence, and a fair and impartial jury.  

Provisions under the law have unique legal concepts such as Parole Supervision for Life and the Sexual Violent Predator Act. The consequences of pleading or being found guilty under the aggravated Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault provisions of the code are onerous.

You need diligent criminal defense representation if you are charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault or Sexual Assault. Contact the law office of Charles Dawkins Jr. now! He is a criminal lawyer that represents clients accused of sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault in courts located in Elizabeth, Newark, New Brunswick, Somerville, Morris, and the entire state of New Jersey.

The above statement does not represent legal advice or guarantee any outcomes. If a person wants legal advice contact the law office of Charles Dawkins Jr. for a confidential appointment.

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