While not one of the most commonly charged offenses, “luring” is serious a serious criminal offense. As a second degree felony offense, luring carries the possibility of significant prison time. Even scarier, under New Jersey New Bail Reform Guidelines, you may be detained until you can prove your innocence at trial. If you have been investigated, arrested or charged with luring in Ocean County, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Whether you need representation at a Detention Hearing or trial, the law firm of Proetta & Oliver can help.
In addition to incarceration, second degree luring also carries with it the possibility of Parole Supervision and Megan’s Law Registration. Both of these are strict requirements that can not only hamper your freedoms but also subject you to social scorn. If you or someone you love has been arrested and charged with luring or any other sex crime like sexual assault, criminal sexual contact or possession of child pornography, call the Ocean County Criminal Defense Attorneys at Proetta & Oliver. We serve clients throughout Ocean County municipalities including Toms River, Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights, Manahawkin, Jackson, Manchester and more. Call 848-238-2100 today and schedule your one-on-one consultation with a criminal defense attorney today. Allow our team of trial lawyers to sit down with you and your family and discuss your case, free of charge. We are available 24/7 for your convenience and will gladly offer our service at a moments notice.
N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6 Luring Charges
The statute upon which this Count of the Indictment is based states in pertinent part that:
“A person is guilty of luring if he attempts, via electronic or any other means, to lure or entice a child or one who he reasonably believes to be a child into a motor vehicle, structure or isolated area, or to meet or appear at any other place, with a purpose to commit a criminal offense with or against the child.”
For a jury to convict a defendant of the criminal offense Luring, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt the following:
That the individual involved was a child or the Defendant reasonably believed that individual involved was a child; and
The Defendant attempted to lure or entice (name) into a motor vehicle, structure or isolated area or to meet or appear at any other place; and
The Defendant had a purpose to commit a criminal offense with or against the child.
Luring Charges Penalties in NJ
As previously mentioned, a charge for Luring is a second degree felony offense. Under New Jersey’s sentencing guidelines, a conviction or guilty plea for luring carries a possible prison sentence between five (5) and (10) years in a State Penitentiary. This is in addition to a $150,000 fine, a criminal record, Megan’s Law Registration and Parole Supervision for Life. As you can imagine, these penalties can truly turn your life upside down.
Experienced Criminal Attorneys Toms River NJ
If you are charged with Luring, then you are a likely facing multiple other criminal charges as well. These may include criminal sexual contact, endangering the welfare of a child, sexual assault, kidnapping or some other criminal offense. These will only enhance your potential penalties, if convicted, and provide the State with more “ammo” in prosecuting your case. Do not become a victim of the State’s overreaching in their charges or indictment. Call an experienced Ocean County Criminal Defense Lawyer to review your case and snuff-out any weaknesses in the State’s case. You will only have one shot at fighting these charges. Make sure you are represented by an experienced attorney who understands the intricacies of criminal trials.
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