Lewdness Attorneys in Bergen County NJ

If you or a loved one is facing a Lewdness (N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4) charge(s) here in Bergen County, then a conviction can carry detrimental consequences if convicted. This includes, but is not limited to, possible years in jail, fines, and possible loss of employment. In addition to being charged with lewdness, a defendant may also be charged with criminal sexual contact. Our law firm, the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, has the experience and knowledge to defend these charges since we have:

  • Over two-hundred (200) years of combined experience
  • A team of eleven (11) criminal defense attorneys that devote their entire practice to criminal law
  • Our firm has eight (8) former prosecutors
    • four (4) of our attorneys were former assistant county prosecutors and held directorial positions of the Drug, Gang, and Gun Task Force, Major Crimes Division, Trial Division, Juvenile Division
    • Three (3) of our attorneys were former municipal prosecutors in over twenty-five (25) towns
  • Two (2) of our lawyers were recently selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2021 list for New Jersey which is a highly credentialed, peer-influenced, third-party validated, and a patented process that selects only 2.5% of the attorneys in New Jersey to this list
  • One (1) of our attorneys is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney, a distinction held by less than 1% of attorneys in this State
  • Selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Top 40 Under 40

An N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4, Lewdness charge, is a serious charge, and you or your loved one need serious attorneys to handle these allegations. We have three (3) offices located throughout Bergen County. We have offices in Paramus, Hackensack, as well as Fort Lee. Call one of our offices for a free consultation at 201-429-9783, we’re available 24/7.

Fort Lee Lewdness Lawyers

N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4 Lewdness

N.J.S.A. 2C:14-4, also known as Lewdness, is a serious offense that can have an impact for you or your loved one if convicted. The statue states, in part, that:

  • A defendant who deliberately performs any lewd or offensive act which he/she knows or reasonably expects is likely to be observed by other nonconsenting persons that would be insulted or upset is guilty of a disorderly persons offense (DP)
  • A defendant that exposes his/her private parts to gain arousal or sexual gratification to a child that is under thirteen (13) years old and the defendant is at least four (4) years older OR exposes his/her private parts to gain arousal or sexual gratification and the defendant knows or reasonably should know that he/she is likely being observed by a person that has a mental disease/defect and that person cannot understand what the defendant is doing. This is a fourth (4th) degree indictable (felony).
  • A lewd acts is when the defendant shows his/her genitals (penis, vagina, etc.) to gain arousal or sexual gratification

Penalties if Convicted of Lewdness in Bergen County NJ

As stated before, the penalties for Lewdness can be quite severe. If you or a loved one is facing am Endangering the Welfare of a Child charge at the Bergen County Courthouse, it’s imperative that you or your loved one know the penalties if convicted:

  • Fourth (4th) degree
    • Maximum of eighteen (18) months in state prison
    • A fine up to $10,000.00 and court costs
  • Disorderly Persons Offense (DP)
    • Maximum of six (6) months at the Bergen County Jail
    • A fine up to $1,000.00 and court costs

Lewdness Law Firm in Fort Lee, New Jersey

To ensure that your rights will be protected to the fullest extent allowed by law, it is important that you engage an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney as soon as possible after being arrested for a sex crime. Set up a free initial legal consultation with the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall at any of our three (3) of our locations in Bergen County (Paramus, Hackensack, and Fort Lee) today to get started on a strong legal defense. Feel free to call us at 201-429-9783, we’re available 24/7