856.474.1450

Tap to Call - (856) 474-1450

Lawyer talking to client

Sexual Assault

schedule consultation

South Jersey Sexual Assault Lawyers

Award-Winning Criminal Defense Lawyers Advocate for Clients Accused of Sexual Assault in Camden County, Burlington County and Throughout New Jersey

When facing sexual assault charges, it’s important to understand that even the accusation can turn your life upside down.  The sensitive nature of sexual assault is enough to significantly damage your reputation—both personally and professionally.  You need the strongest possible criminal defense lawyer by your side from day one to minimize the consequences of these allegations.

At Gelman Law, LLC, you can expect your attorney to advocate competently and aggressively to get the best possible result in your case from start to finish. Our founding attorney, David Gelman, believes in the importance of seeing every case through to the most successful outcome possible.  Our hard work and dedication to success has earned us a reputation for excellent legal reputation throughout South Jersey.

Our lawyers have successfully handled hundreds of criminal defense cases over the years.  We have logged thousands of hours working to protect clients’ rights inside and outside of the courtroom.  We even offer our clients the skilled legal counsel of a former Burlington County prosecutor who understands the ins and outs of the New Jersey legal system from both sides of the table. 

If you or a loved one are facing sexual assault charges in South Jersey, the time to act to protect your rights is now.  Schedule our top-rated criminal defense lawyers to schedule your confidential consultation today.

Sexual Assault Charges in South Jersey

Sexual assault is the legal term used to define the crime of rape in New Jersey.  Sexual assault is usually a second-degree crime, meaning that you could face up to 10 years in prison for conviction.  

To convict, the prosecution must prove every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.  The key element of the sexual assault crime requires proving that penetration took place. In addition, at least one of the following must be established:

If the victim is under age 13, the prosecution can bring sexual assault charges without even proving penetration if any type of sexual contact occurs and the defendant is at least four years older than the victim.

Aggravated sexual assault is a first-degree crime that can be punished by up to 20 years in prison.  Sexual assault charges may be aggravated based upon:

At Gelman Law, LLC, our skilled criminal defense lawyers put all of our substantial knowledge and skills to work to poke holes in the prosecution’s case.  Our team will conduct our own investigation and obtain all of the prosecution’s evidence to build the strongest possible defense.

Respected Former Burlington County Prosecutor Goes to Battle for Clients Accused of Sexual Assault in New Jersey

Having a former Burlington County prosecutor on our team gives us an edge.  At Gelman Law, LLC, we work diligently to anticipate and counter the prosecution’s strategies.  When you’re facing sexual assault charges in New Jersey, we know that your entire future is on the line.  Possible defense strategies in your case could include:

Our criminal defense lawyers devote the significant resources and time necessary to get the best possible outcome in your case.

Call the Seasoned Camden County, NJ Sexual Assault Defense Lawyers at Gelman Law, LLC for a Confidential Case Review Today

At Gelman Law, LLC, you will never face undue pressure to accept a plea bargain or compromise your rights.  Our skilled sexual assault defense lawyers are fully prepared to fight for your rights through trial—with the primary goal of securing a not guilty verdict in your case.

To learn more about our firm and potential defense strategies, call or contact our New Jersey criminal defense team for a confidential consultation today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sexual Assault Charges in Burlington County, NJ

FAQ: Will I have to register as a sex offender if convicted of sexual assault in New Jersey? What does that mean?

You may be facing Megan’s Law registration requirements if convicted for sexual assault. Megan’s Law registration requirements vary depending upon the perceived danger to the community. Registration based on a sexual assault conviction could mean:

-Your neighbors will have access to your photo and address, which are listed on a sex offender registration database that may be available to the public in general,
-Schools, certain community organizations both near your home and workplace may be notified of your status,
-You will have to notify authorities every time you move, and face additional criminal charges if you fail to do so,
-You may have difficulty finding housing.

FAQ: What if the prosecution’s only evidence is that the victim says that they did not consent to having sex? Can I really be convicted of sexual assault?

Yes, in some cases. If the alleged victim’s testimony is compelling enough, it is possible that a jury could convict based on that evidence alone—especially if circumstances supporting the crime are strong enough that the prosecution has chosen to move forward with the case. That is one reason that having the best possible lawyer in your corner is so important. We go above and beyond to get evidence that the prosecution may not have obtained to build the strongest defense strategy available in your case.

Gelman Logo
  • professional

    I've had the pleasure of meeting David. In my experience, David is an outstanding, professional attorney with a down-to-earth demeanor which makes dealing with him an easier experience. I recommend him to my family/friends, as I'm confident that David will take good care of them.

  • Helpful

    I had a DUI matter and Mr. Gelman and his office were extremely helpful and available from the beginning to the end. Mr. Gelman got me a great deal (better than I ever imagined) I highly recommend him.

  • Excellence

    Attorney Gelman got my son the best deal possible. Thank you for taking care of my family when I could not. I would definitely recommend this practice.

more reviews
Man standing with arms crossed

Reduced

Charge

DUI

Charges

Dismissed

Aggravated Assault

Charges

Dismissed

Drug Charge

Reduced

Charges

Shoplifting

Reduced

Charges

Eluding

Charges

Dismissed

Restraining Order

Schedule Consultation