John Paragano, Criminal Defense Lawyer for Sex Crimes including Rape Charges
Sex offenses, particularly those involving children, are among the most serious and reviled of all criminal offenses. These charges can often result in consequences that can be longer lasting and more impactful than any other serious charges. This can include a lengthy jail sentence and the potential to have your name on sex offender’s registry for the rest of your life. Being a registered sex offender will impact where you can live, work, and even travel. On top of all of this, sex offense convictions carry a social stigma that is often impossible to erase even after you have served your sentence.
The Law Office of John Paragano has experience defending clients charged with a variety of sex offenses including, but not limited to:
- Indecent Exposure
- Lewd Acts in a Public Place
- Possession of Child Pornography
- Sexual Assault
- Aggravated Sexual Assault (i.e., Rape)
Those charged with sex offenses are often viewed as morally reprehensible and many feel that these individuals are not entitled to the Constitutional protections and rights available to other citizens. Even a false allegation can cause lasting and irreparable damage to one’s reputation and future.
Megan’s Law, a law that requires the public to be informed of the presence of a registered sex offender within their community, is a very complex registry. Oftentimes these restrictions are overreaching and wrongfully inflict harsher regulations than are necessary for those who are required to register. If you feel that you may be among those that are unjustly impacted by Megan’s Law, the Law Offices of John Paragano will work diligently to ensure your rights are safeguarded and help you to maintain your privacy in order to protect you and your innocent loved ones.
What Should You Do if You are Arrested for a Sex Crime such as Child Pornography?
If you have been arrested for a sex-related offense, it is essential that you immediately contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney with experience in defending sex-related offenses. Sex offense charges involving children are especially reviled and aggressively prosecuted. Do NOT attempt to face these charges along, even for what you might consider a minor offense or misunderstanding. If you are arrested for a sex-related crime, do not talk to the police. Do not try to work your way out of the charge or minimize what you have or have not done. Even mentioning the consent of another party could implicate you in committing a crime! The authorities will listen attentively and can and will hold it all against you. Exercise your constitutional right to remain silent! Attorneys can be at a major disadvantage defending you if you have given any sort of incriminating statements or information to law enforcement that can be construed as some sort of confession. Do not be antagonistic or sarcastic while in custody, but be firm in your request to speak to an attorney. In the meantime, stay calm and remain silent.
If you are charged with a crime, it is the prosecutor’s responsibility to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty. You have certain Constitutional Rights that you are entitled to (whether you realize it or not), such as the right to remain silent, the right that your arrest be based only upon probable cause, the right to be protected against unreasonable search and seizure, and many others. To enforce these rights, the Law Office of John Paragano is available to meet with you upon your arrest. We can explore your options and, in certain cases, reduce the severity of the charges against you. To further protect you against self-incrimination, we will communicate directly with law enforcement on your behalf, guiding you on the best course of action to take to protect your rights.
For over thirty years, my law firm has successfully defended charges for a variety of sex crimes. Throughout my career I have achieved numerous acquittals, dismissals and the downgrading of charges at the local, county and state level. If you need an experienced and powerful criminal defense attorney to help you through these troubled waters, call my office today
Choose The Law Offices of John Paragano for Your Criminal Defense Attorney
- 25 Years Criminal Defense Experience
- Former Municipal Court Judge, Union Township, NJ, 1999-2005
- Extensive Trial Experience
- Free Initial Consultation
- 24/7/365 Call Center and availability
- Evening Hours for Personal Meetings
For the best criminal defense in all of Union County, Monmouth County and all of New Jersey, contact John Paragano at The Law Offices of John Paragano, for a free consultation. Telephone 908.687.5999 or click to send an email. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential.
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