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Luring, Enticing & Solicitation
Middlesex County, New Jersey Sex Crimes Attorney
A luring offense carries significant consequences if you are convicted in Middlesex County. You face penalties that include as much as 10 years in prison, tens of thousands in fines and mandatory registration as a sex offender. A luring charge clearly is something that requires an experienced attorney. At The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we represents individuals charged with sex offenses like lewdness, criminal sexual contact, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a minor in Woodbridge, New Brunswick, Carteret, Edison, Cranbury and other municipalities in the county. If you are facing a fourth degree, third degree, second degree or first degree crime, your case will be heard in New Brunswick at the Middlesex County Superior Court. Our team of lawyers has been defending cases at the courthouse for over a century combined and Jason Seidman, Esq., of our office even served as a supervisor in the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. To speak to Jason or another lawyer on our staff, call our New Brunswick Office anytime 24/7 at 732-246-7126.
Luring, Enticing, and Solicitation Charges: N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6
The New Jersey statute governing criminal charges for luring, enticing, and solicitation is N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6 which provides:
§ 2C:13-6. Luring, enticing child by various means, attempts; crime of second degree; subsequent offense, mandatory imprisonment; definitions
a. A person commits a crime of the second degree (Degree of Offenses in New Jersey) 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.
b. As used in this section:
“Child” means a person less than 18 years old.
“Electronic means” includes, but is not limited to, the Internet, which shall have the meaning set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4.
“Structure” means any building, room, ship, vessel or airplane and also means any place adapted for overnight accommodation of persons, or for carrying on business therein, whether or not a person is actually present.
c. Nothing herein shall be deemed to preclude, if the evidence so warrants, an indictment and conviction for attempted kidnapping under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1.
d. A person convicted of a second or subsequent offense under this section shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection a. of N.J.S.A. 2C:43-6, the term of imprisonment shall include, unless the person is sentenced pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2C:43-7, a mandatory minimum term of one-third to one-half of the sentence imposed, or three years, whichever is greater, during which time the defendant shall not be eligible for parole. If the person is sentenced pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:43-7, the court shall impose a minimum term of one-third to one-half of the sentence imposed, or five years, whichever is greater. The court may not suspend or make any other non-custodial disposition of any person sentenced as a second or subsequent offender pursuant to this section.
For the purposes of this section, an offense is considered a second or subsequent offense if the actor has at any time been convicted pursuant to this section, or under any similar statute of the United States, this State or any other state for an offense that is substantially equivalent to this section.
e. A person convicted of an offense under this section who has previously been convicted of a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2, subsection a. of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3 or N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4 shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection a. of N.J.S.A. 2C:43-6, the term of imprisonment shall include, unless the person is sentenced pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2C:43-7, a mandatory minimum term of five years, during which time the defendant shall not be eligible for parole. The court may not suspend or make any other non-custodial disposition of any person sentenced pursuant to this section.
For the purposes of this subsection, an offense is considered a previous conviction of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2, subsection a. of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3 or N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4 if the actor has at any time been convicted under any of these sections or under any similar statute of the United States, this State or any other state for an offense that is substantially equivalent to any of these sections.
f. Notwithstanding the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2C:1-8 or any other law, a conviction under this section shall not merge with a conviction of any other criminal offense, nor shall such other conviction merge with a conviction under this section, and the court shall impose separate sentences upon each violation of this section and any other criminal offense. The court may not suspend or make any other non-custodial disposition of any person sentenced pursuant to this section.
Explanation of Luring, Enticing, and Solicitation in New Jersey. The above statute provides that a luring/enticing charge is a second degree crime in New Jersey. This means that the defendant is facing five (5) to ten (10) years in prison if convicted of this criminal offense. Imprisonment is mandatory for a second or subsequent conviction. The maximum fine for luring is $150,000. Finally, luring falls under the umbrella of Megan’s Law requiring a defendant to register as a convicted sex offender.
New Brunswick NJ Luring Defense Lawyer
As you can see, the penalties if you are convicted of luring at the Superior Court in New Brunswick will be severe. Representation by a qualified sex crimes defense lawyer is going to provide the greatest chance of avoiding these ramifications. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can serve you well with over 100 years of collective experience defending and prosecuting charges in Middlesex County. Call our office in New Brunswick at 732-246-7126 for an immediate free consultation. Attorneys are available 24/7 to assist you.