Luring Charges in Summit New Jersey

In New Jersey, a person commits luring if he attempts by any means to lure or entice a child into a motor vehicle or isolated area with the purpose to commit a criminal offense with the child.  For example, a man recently faced luring charges in New Jersey after he attempted to lure a 9-year-old fifth grade student into his car.  This is luring in its most simple form, however, in New Jersey, luring is a crime that commonly occurs over the internet.  Under the definition of the luring, in order to be convicted, a person must attempt to lure the child to a place with the purpose of committing a criminal offense once there.  Thus, one cannot be convicted of this crime for merely conversing with a child over the internet and the man in the case above cannot be convicted without proof of intent to commit a crime at the destination.

The penalties for Luring are severe and are even more severe if the accused has been previously convicted of the crime.  A first offense is a second degree crime which results in 5-10 years in prison and fines and a second or subsequent offense is a second degree charge with a minimum prison term of one-third to one-half of the sentence imposed.

My name is Anthony N. Palumbo, New Jersey sex crimes defense lawyer and if you have been charged or are even under suspicion for a luring in New Jersey, it is important to contact an experienced defense lawyer immediately.  Don’t wait until incriminating evidence accumulates against you.  Protect your rights now to prevent a charge from resulting.  I have been successfully defending charges of luring in New Jersey for more than 35 years and I obtain favorable results in the vast majority of my cases.  Contact me today to discuss your situation confidential and free of charge at 1-866-664-8118 or visit  www.newjerseysexcrimeattorney.com for more information about luring in New Jersey.