With the internet usage at an all time high, the offense of luring has become a hot button issue in not only Morris County but New Jersey as a whole. In fact, law enforcement has decided to take a very proactive approach by setting up sting operations in an effort to combat what they feel has become a very serious issue. If you or a loved one has been charged with luring in Morris County, you are not only facing a lengthy State prison sentence but also high fines and mandatory Megan’s Law registration for life as well. Most clients charged with luring may also find themselves facing sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography as well.
If you have been charged with luring in Morris County, in towns like Chatham, Madison, Montville, Butler, Boonton, Dover, Pequannock, Denville or Roxbury, it is imperative that you speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Your freedom is on the line. The Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall has been representing clients charged with various sex related offenses in Morris County for over a decade. With eight criminal defense lawyers on staff, our office possess not only the experience but manpower needed to combat these charges. If you would like to come in and discuss your options with any one of the eight criminal defense lawyers on staff, then contact our office directly at 973.309.7050. Our attorneys are available around the clock to help assist you in any way possible. Now here is some key information on the offense of luring, including what exactly the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt.
Parsippany Luring Lawyers: N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6
Luring, Enticing & Soliciting Attorneys in New Jersey
The governing statute in New Jersey for luring is N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6. Luring has generally been defined as the attempt to lure a child into an area/place for the purpose to commit a criminal offense with and/or against the child. In order for the prosecution to convict an individual of luring, they must prove that the Defendant:
- Attempted to lure, by electronic or other means
- A child or one whom he reasonable believes to be a child;
- Into anyone of the following places:
- Motor vehicle;
- Isolated area; or
- To meet or appear at any place;
- With an intent to commit a criminal offense.
The legislature has defined a child as any one under the age of eighteen (18). In addition, by “electronic means” includes telephones, the internet, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter or any other social network for that matter.
What are the Penalties for Luring in NJ?
Luring is considered a second degree felony in New Jersey. If convicted, a Defendant faces up to ten (10) years in a New Jersey State Prison, a fine up too $150,000 and mandatory Megan’s Law Registration for life. The Megan’s Law registration will require the Defendant to be on parole supervision for the rest of their life.
Experienced Morris County Luring Defense Attorneys
The Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall has eight criminal defense lawyers on staff making our office one of the largest criminal defense firms in the State let alone Morris County. If you or a loved one has been charged with stalking, terroristic threats, aggravated assault, luring or endangering the welfare of a child we can help. With over 100 years of combined experience on staff, you would be hard pressed to find a situation that our office hasn’t dealt with. If you would like discuss your options with any one of the eight Morristown Luring Defense Attorneys on staff then contact our office at 973.309.7050.