Ocean County luring incident under investigation

As reported by Jackson Online, police in Jackson Township are currently investigating an attempted luring incident that took place on March 12, 2012. The incident involved a suspicious man driving a red Jeep, who approached several children and asked them if they wanted a ride or if they’d seen a dog he was looking for.

 

In New Jersey, a person commits the crime of second degree luring if he attempts to lure or entice a child under the age of 18 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 against the child. A conviction for second degree luring carries a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison, and may also trigger sex offender registration requirements under Megan’s Law.

 

If you’ve been charged with luring or any other sex crime, I urge you to seek legal advice immediately. My name is Anthony N. Palumbo, and I am a New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney  from Palumbo & Renaud Law Firm with more than 35 years of experience. Contact me today for a free initial consultation through the email form on my website or at 1-866-664-8118, and I will carefully go through the facts of your case to make sure that all possible defenses are raised on your behalf.

 

Police on alert after attempted luring in Springfield

Springfield Patch reports that police have increased patrols following an attempted luring in a residential neighborhood. The incident involved two men in their late teens or early twenties who allegedly pulled their car up to a 9 year old boy and tried to get him to take a ride with them. The boy said no and ran away from the car, and although he wasn’t harmed, police have increased the frequency of patrols in residential areas in both marked and unmarked vehicles.

 

A person commits the crime of second degree luring if he attempts to lure or entice a child under the age of 18 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 (such as sexual assault) against the child. A conviction for second degree luring carries a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison, and may also trigger sex offender registration requirements under Megan’s Law.

 

If you’ve been charged with luring or any other sex crime in New Jersey, you need a knowledgeable sex crimes defense attorney who will fight to have your charges reduced or dismissed. You can contact me, Anthony N. Palumbo, New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney, through the email form on my website, or call me at 1-866-664-8118 for a free and confidential consultation.

 

Seminary student arrested for soliciting four teenage girls in Monmouth County

A 27 year old man studying to be a priest was arrested in Middletown for luring four teenage girls, three of whom were under 18 years old, according to NJ.com. The man allegedly approached them on the street and tried to persuade them to get into his car by offering to buy them alcohol. Two of the girls also claim that he offered them money in exchange for sex. The man was charged with luring and prostitution and is being held on $20,000 bail.

 

A person commits the crime of second degree luring if he attempts to lure or entice a child under the age of 18 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 (such as prostitution or sexual assault) with or against the child. A conviction for second degree luring carries a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison.

 

Prostitution is defined in New Jersey as “sexual activity with another person in exchange for something of economic value, or the offer or acceptance of an offer to engage in sexual activity in exchange for something of economic value.” Soliciting someone to engage in prostitution is generally a fourth degree crime, punishable by up to 18 months in prison, but soliciting a person under the age of 18, as allegedly occurred in this case, is a third degree crime and carries a penalty of 3 to 5 years in prison.

 

In addition to jail time, a conviction for luring or prostitution may also result in fines and sex offender registration requirements under New Jersey’s Megan’s Law.

 

If you’ve been charged with luring, prostitution, or any other sex crime in Monmouth County or elsewhere in New Jersey, you need a knowledgeable sex crimes defense attorney who will fight to have your charges reduced or dismissed. You can contact me, Anthony N. Palumbo, New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney, through the email form on my website, or call me at 1-866-664-8118 for a free and confidential consultation. I will represent your interests aggressively and help to guide you through this difficult process. As a former prosecutor and public defender with more than 35 years of experience, I can give you an honest assessment of the charges you face and the best possible strategies for protecting your rights.

 

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.