Skilled New Jersey Lawyer Defends Adults Accused of Internet Luring
Experienced Garden State defense attorney fights online sex crimes charges
In New Jersey, it is a crime to attempt to lure or entice another person into a motor vehicle, structure, isolated area or other meeting place for the purpose of committing a criminal offense with or against that person. Luring may be by any means, including the internet and other online communications.
Internet luring or enticement is carried out by the use of an electronic device. Social media, multiplayer video games, messaging apps, personal ads, text messages, chat rooms and email are some of the communication forums commonly used. Internet luring is associated with sexual predators and human traffickers and often includes enticement of a child. As such, criminal charges are prosecuted aggressively in New Jersey.
If you are accused of a luring crime, our firm’s attorney can help you understand the weight of the charges against you and work to develop defense strategies for your advantage.
Reputable firm defends clients facing imprisonment and fines
New Jersey separates luring crimes based on whether the victim is an adult or a child.
Luring or enticing an adult is a third-degree crime. If convicted, an offender may face a prison sentence of three to five years and/or be ordered to pay a fine of up to $15,000.
Luring or enticing a child (a person under 18 years of age) is a second-degree crime, punishable by five to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000. Imprisonment is mandatory for any second or subsequent child luring offense.
A second or subsequent conviction of luring or enticement carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence, including a period of ineligibility for parole. The parole disqualification can be up to a year in the case of an adult victim and up to three years if the victim was a child.
With more than 40 years of experience representing clients in New Jersey, we work diligently to help clients fight criminal luring and enticement charges. We will assert your rights and share your side of the story.
Convictions trigger sex offender registration under Megan’s Law
On top of the criminal penalties, people convicted of luring or enticement are subject to mandatory registration as sex offenders in accordance with Megan’s Law. Registered sex offender status severely limits a person’s individual freedoms and can make it more difficult to get a job and find a place to live. Megan’s Law sex offender registration continues for life, but we can seek a court order of removal from the registry after 15 years by showing that our client has committed no other sex offenses and does not pose a danger to the public.
Contact a committed New Jersey Internet luring defense attorney today
At the Law Offices of David Jay Glassman in New Jersey, we build strategic legal defenses for individuals accused of internet luring and other sex crimes. We represent clients throughout the state, maintaining offices in Marlton, Hackensack, Newark and New Brunswick. To schedule your consultation with a dedicated defense attorney, call 866-221-1270 or contact us online.