Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sex Crime Sentencing Must Be According to Statute in NJ
Defendant was charged with second degree sexual assault and, at trial, was convicted of third degree endangering the welfare of a minor resulting in parole supervision for life. Defendant appealed the sentence as it called for parole supervision for life. The New Jersey Appellate Court held that, although the conviction occurred after the law went into effect, the crime occurred prior to the enactment of parole supervision for life for endangering the welfare of a minor and remanded for re-sentencing. Sex offenses bear penalties which will affect you for the rest of your life, even if you reach a plea agreement that may seem favorable at first glance. If you have been charged with a sex crime you should consult an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately in order to protect your rights. For more information about sex crimes, Megan's Law or other criminal law matters in New Jersey visit HeatherDarlingLawyer.com. This blog is for informational purposes only and in no way intended to replace the advice of an attorney regarding your specific matter.