Being charged with sexual offenses is embarrassing and comes with strict penalties and possible imprisonment. The most common sexual offenses and penalties in New Jersey are outlined below.
Sexual assault is the legal term for rape and related offenses. Sexual assault is a 2nd-degree crime and carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years if convicted. New Jersey law requires a person convicted of this crime to serve at least five years in prison before being eligible for parole. You can be charged with sexual assault if any of the conditions below apply.
Aggravated sexual assault is the most serious of sexual assaults. It is a 1st-degree crime and is punishable by at least 20 years in prison. If convicted of this crime, it is mandatory to serve at least 5 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole. You can be convicted of aggravated sexual assault if any of the following applies to your situation.