New Jersey Luring, Enticing, and Solicitation Charges
Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys in Morristown, New Jersey
The mere allegation of Luring, Enticing, or Solicitation can destroy your life. Even if you have only been questioned about possible involvement in a sex crime, it is important to contact a lawyer immediately. The Tormey Law Firm is a team of experienced Morris County criminal defense attorneys with extensive experience representing clients charged with sex crimes, including criminal sexual contact, endangering the welfare of a child, and aggravated sexual assault. We’ve successfully defended clients facing sex-related charges in Morristown, Mount Olive, Denville, Parsippany, and Roxbury, and throughout Morris County and New Jersey.
Our firm’s founding partner, Travis J. Tormey, has extensive experience handling sex crimes. During his time at the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Tormey worked with the sex crimes unit on federal prosecutions. Moreover, Mr. Tormey was recently successful in having a wrongfully accused sex offender exonerated in the Ocean County Superior Court after more than a decade. Further, Mr. Tormey has been successful numerous times in having individuals removed from Megan’s Law registration requirements. In the past, Mr. Tormey has been featured in the Asbury Park Press as a respected legal resource on Megan’s Law.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a Luring, Enticing, or Solicitation offense in Morris County, NJ, contact the Tormey Law Firm today for a free consultation. You can call us at (908) 336-5008 or toll-free at 866-949-6948, or you can simply use our online contact form.
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 a Child Penalties in New Jersey
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 luring in New Jersey. As such, it is imperative that you contact an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer for help.
Contact a Dover Luring, Enticing, and Solicitation Defense Lawyer for Immediate Assistance
If you or a loved one has been charged with luring or a related criminal offense in Morris County, New Jersey, contact the Tormey Law Firm. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers are available anytime at (908) 336-5008 or toll-free at 866-949-6948 to discuss your case. You can also use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.