Leonard Biddison

Attorney at Law

(866) 721-9510

Philadelphia, PA

(866) 721-9510

Haddonfield, NJ

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Camden County NJ Criminal Sexual Contact Lawyer

Sex Crimes Defense Attorney with offices in Haddonfield, New Jersey

Criminal Sexual Contact NJSA 2C:14-3
Criminal Sexual Contact NJSA 2C:14-3

The criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Leonard D. Biddison represents clients charged with a range of sexual offenses including aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, lewdness, and promoting prostitution. In fact, Mr. Biddison has had a number of sex crimes trials over the years and is highly experienced in handling these very sensitive cases. Our firm focuses on the investigation process and employs the services of a retired New Jersey State trooper to gather evidence, write reports, and take witness statements if necessary. Further, one of our attorneys previously worked with the sex crimes unit at the United States Attorney’s Office. Our criminal defense team will sit down with you and draft a comprehensive defense strategy to combat these serious charges. Don’t let these charges (or even the accusation) ruin your life, contact the Law Offices of Leonard D. Biddison immediately for a free initial consultation at 866-721-9510.

Criminal Sexual Contact in New Jersey 

The New Jersey statute which governs criminal sexual contact is N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3. The statute provides, in pertinent part:

a. An actor is guilty of aggravated criminal sexual contact if he commits an act of sexual contact with the victim under any of the circumstances set forth in 2C:14-2 a.(2) through (7).

Aggravated criminal sexual contact is a crime of the third degree.

b. An actor is guilty of criminal sexual contact if he commits an act of sexual contact with the victim under any of the circumstances set forth in section 2C:14-2 c. (1) through (4).

Criminal sexual contact is a crime of the fourth degree.

Criminal Sexual Contact Penalties in New Jersey 

Criminal sexual contact is a lesser included offense of aggravated sexual assault, which is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2. As such, if a defendant commits an act under any of the circumstances set forth in N.J.S.A 2C:14-2, the sexual assault statute, but the act of sexual contact does not rise to the level of a sexual assault, the defendant will be charged with criminal sexual contact under N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3. This can be a crime of the third degree or the fourth degree, depending on the circumstances of the alleged crime. It can also give rise to Megan’s Law registration requirements and/or community supervision for life.

Megan’s Law and Potential Removal From Megan’s Law 

If you are convicted of criminal sexual contact in New Jersey, you may be required to register under Megan’s Law. Megan’s Law is essentially sex offender registration which will require you to register with your local police department and can result in your information being published in local schools and on the internet.

Note: It is imperative that you avoid this initial conviction and Megan’s Law registration requirements. If placed on Megan’s Law, the earliest you could possibly be removed would be after 15 years and you would also have to meet other requirements such as remaining arrest free.

Consult a Lindenwold NJ Criminal Sexual Contact Lawyer Today 

Contact the criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Leonard D. Biddison for immediate assistance. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.

Experience You Can Trust

For the past 20 years, Mr. Biddison has provided his clients with excellent legal counsel in a broad variety of criminal matters. From straightforward issues to serious litigation, he offers you the experience and confidential advice you need to maneuver through the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

When you’ve been accused of a crime, you are entitled to a thorough and competent criminal defense. Leonard D. Biddison Esquire ensures your legal rights are upheld. Allow our team to assist you during this difficult time.

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Areas We Serve

Burlington County, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Pemberton Twp. Camden County, Camden City, Cherry Hill Twp., Gloucester City, Gloucester Twp., Pennsauken, Winslow Twp. Gloucester County, Deptford Twp., Monroe Twp., Paulsboro Boro, Washington Twp., West Deptford Twp., Woodbury City, Bordentown Twp., Cinnaminson, Evesham Twp., Mansfield Twp., Maple Shade Twp., Medford Twp., Moorestown Twp., Palmyra Boro, Bellmawr, Clementon, Collinswood, Haddon Twp., Lindenwold, Pine Hill Boro, Stratford Boro, Voorhees Twp., Waterford Twp., Elk Joint Municipal Court, Franklin Joint Mun Ct, Greenwich Twp, Mantua Twp.

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Philadelphia Location

230 South Broad Street Suite 1501

Philadelphia, PA

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Haddonfield Location

132 North Haddon Avenue

Haddonfield, NJ

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