New Jersey Criminal Sexual Contact Attorney Adam M. Lustberg Explains the Penalties for Criminal Sexual Contact Charges

June 03, 2022 at 16:15

New Jersey criminal sexual contact attorney Adam M. Lustberg releases a new article ( explaining the penalties for criminal sexual contact charges in the state. The lawyer mentions that because of the increasing attention focused on sex crimes, NJ prosecutors have also become increasingly about pursuing convictions. More laws have also been enacted to protect victims of criminal sexual contact.

“In many instances, New Jersey prosecutors file criminal sexual contact charges as a lesser charge of sexual assault. This means that a person accused of sexually assaulting someone may find themselves charged with criminal sexual contact as a compromise by prosecutors. Depending on whether you have been charged with third-degree criminal sexual contact or fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, the penalties may differ,” says the New Jersey criminal sexual contact attorney.

New Jersey criminal sexual contact attorney

The lawyer explains that under Megan’s Law in New Jersey, both adults and juveniles convicted of sexual offenses must be registered. This registry categorizes offenders according to their crimes and the likelihood of reoffending, and it can be accessible at all times to the public. If a person is facing a third-degree criminal sexual contact, they may face up to five (5) years in state prison.

Attorney Adam M. Lustberg adds that the prosecution must be able to prove certain elements regarding a perpetrator touching the victim without consent. Regardless of whether the unwanted touching was done through clothing or without, it is still considered illegal. If someone touches themselves in front of the victim, it is also considered an illegal criminal sexual contact.

In the article, the lawyer explains that all cases involving criminal sexual acts must be proven that it was done to degrade or humiliate the victim to sexually arouse the defendant. There are a lot of variables that must be used to prove criminal sexual contact. The relationship of the defendant to the victim will also be considered in the case and in determining the penalties.

According to the defense lawyer, “Aggravated sexual assault is a first-degree crime punishable by up to 20 years of incarceration, lifetime supervision under Megan’s Law, and state probation. While the conduct that constitutes aggravated sexual assault is detailed and complex, the basic difference from criminal sexual contact is that it typically involves violence or the threat of violence, as well as the age of the victim.”

Lastly, attorney Lustberg emphasizes the importance of having a skilled lawyer when facing charges of criminal sexual contact. An experienced lawyer may be able to help the defendant protect their rights and their freedom.

About Lustberg Law Offices, LLC

Lustberg Law Offices, LLC works with criminal cases in New Jersey or New York. It has earned a reputation for delivering results for clients. Attorney Adam M. Lustberg understands the difficulties that can arise when someone is facing serious criminal charges. He will answer questions and work with the client to help them understand what's going on and the next steps in their case. Call them today to schedule an appointment.

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One University Plaza Dr Suite 210, Hackensack, NJ 07601, United States


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