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Related Definitions – Sex Crimes

Passaic County and Morris County NJ Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer

Alissa D. Hascup represents clients throughout New Jersey who have been charged with sex crimes such as sexual assault, lewdness, and aggravated criminal sexual contact.

She is a zealous criminal attorney who has successfully defended thousands of cases in New Jersey’s Superior Courts (indictable/felony level offenses) and Municipal Courts (disorderly persons/misdemeanor level offenses). Ms. Hascup is also a former Assistant County Prosecutor, Special Deputy Attorney General, and Municipal Prosecutor who handled a number of sex crimes cases during the course of her career, including child abuse and aggravated sexual assault. Now she is fighting for you.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime, it is important that you are represented by an experienced, skilled defense attorney who can attack the State’s case and put you in a position to achieve the best possible result. Contact Ms. Hascup anytime for an initial consultation, which is always provided free of charge.

Sex Crimes – Related Definitions in New Jersey: N.J.S.A. 2C:14-1

Definitions Sex Crimes. N.J.S.A. 2C:14-1 provides:

a. Actor means a person accused of an offense proscribed under this act;

b. Victim means a person alleging to have been subjected to offenses proscribed by this act;

c. Sexual penetration means vaginal intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio or anal intercourse between persons or insertion of the hand, finger or object into the anus or vagina either by the actor or upon the actor s instruction. The depth of insertion shall not be relevant as to the question of commission of the crime;

d. Sexual contact means an intentional touching by the victim or actor, either directly or through clothing, of the victim s or actor s intimate parts for the purpose of degrading or humiliating the victim or sexually arousing or sexually gratifying the actor. Sexual contact of the actor with himself must be in view of the victim whom the actor knows to be present;

e. Intimate parts means the following body parts: sexual organs, genital area, anal area, inner thigh, groin, buttock or breast of a person;

f. Severe personal injury means severe bodily injury, disfigurement, disease, incapacitating mental anguish or chronic pain;

g. Physically helpless means that condition in which a person is unconscious or is physically unable to flee or is physically unable to communicate unwillingness to act;

h. (Deleted by Amendment)

i. Mentally incapacitated means that condition in which a person is rendered temporarily incapable of understanding or controlling his conduct due to the influence of a narcotic, anesthetic, intoxicant, or other substance administered to that person without his prior knowledge or consent, or due to any other act committed upon that person which rendered that person incapable of appraising or controlling his conduct;

j. Coercion as used in this chapter shall refer to those acts which are defined as criminal coercion in section N.J.S.A. 2C:13-5(1), (2), (3), (4), (6), and (7).

Contact a Totowa NJ Sex Crime Charges Attorney for Answers

Alissa D. Hascup is a knowledgeable, aggressive criminal defense lawyer who understands the nuances of the law. She can use her experience and expertise to your advantage.

The consequences of a sex crime conviction can be serious and permanent. Ms. Hascup can help. Contact her right away for a free consultation about your sex crime charges.

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If you are facing criminal charges in New Jersey, you want a battle-tested, aggressive criminal defense attorney on your side. Alissa D. Hascup will protect your rights and your freedom. She is highly skilled and incredibly motivated and puts clients first – always.

Please contact Ms. Hascup’s office today to request a free initial consultation about your criminal charges. She will review the facts of your case, answer your questions, and explain how she can best defend you.

Ms. Hascup can be reached 24/7. For your convenience, she offers night and weekend appointments, as well as virtual appointments.

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