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.

Sting Operations and Luring in Sussex Borough


It is common for police to enter chat rooms and pose as minors to entice individuals to commit luring and solicitation crimes in New Jersey. A recent example of a sting operation in New Jersey took place after a Sussex Borough man was charged with luring an individual who he believed was a 14-year-old boy while on the internet. The alleged victim turned out to be an undercover police officer and the accused was charged with 16 counts of solicitation and sexual assault in New Jersey. In order to obtain the conviction for solicitation of a minor during a sting operation, the prosecution must prove that the accused had the intent to solicit a minor, not an adult police officer. The fact that the person with whom the accused chatted with was in fact an adult and not a child is not a defense to the crime. In New Jersey, 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 a subsequent offense is a second degree crime with a minimum prison term of one-third to one-half of the sentence imposed. With penalties this severe, a person facing luring charges in New Jersey should obtain an experienced sex crimes defense attorney as soon as possible.