Sexual assaults are among the most serious, if not the most serious, types of charges in the American criminal justice system. With the possible exception of homicide charges, no charges carry more negative consequences than these. In the State of New Jersey, sexual assault occurs when the perpetrator commits any of the following acts: a) any type of sexual penetration or act on an individual less than 13 years of age; b) any type of sexual penetration on a victim who is between the age of 13 and 16 and 1) is related to the victim by blood or affinity to the third degree, 2) the perpetrator has supervisory power over the victim, 3) the perpetrator is the guardian of the victim; c) any type of sexual penetration on any victim wherein the perpetrator possesses a weapon or object used to induce fear in the victim; d) any type of sexual penetration wherein the perpetrator uses physical force in order to coerce the victim; e) sexual penetration on a victim who is in a state of physical or mental helplessness (see full details in "NJ Sexual Assault Statute").
If you face sexual assault charges, we cannot overemphasize the importance of contacting an expert attorney immediately. You face extensive prison time, especially if this is not your first offense, as well as the distinct possibility of a disgraced public reputation in your community. The only way that you can overcome this grim prognostication is by placing your trust in the hands of an attorney who understands the complicated legal obstacles you face, understands how to fight for you both in the courtroom and when dealing with prosecutors to obtain the best possible outcome, and, most importantly, understands that it is not his place to judge you for what you have been accused of doing, but only to ensure that your rights are defended.
As a New Jersey attorney for over thirty years, Anthony Macri has the experience, legal skills, and compassion to represent you. Working tirelessly over his career to earn the respect and admiration of his colleagues, Macri has time and again successfully represented numerous clients in in a wide range of cases, utilizing his "aggression has its own value" philosophy. Macri takes an aggressive, proactive approach to representing each one of his clients. As he works independently, Macri offers an experience unmatched by other attorneys. You will never be siphoned off to deal with inexperienced attorneys as is so common at larger law firms, and Macri makes a concerted effort to ensure that your case receives the attention it deserves from start to finish. He understands the uncertainty and humiliation that accompanies sexual assault charges. Your life hangs in the balance at this moment, and you cannot afford anything less than the full brunt of the legal expertise Macri offers. He will deliver you peace of mind, and ultimately, he will strive to achieve the best possible outcome for you as you face these serious charges. For an ally in the courtroom, contact Anthony J. Macri at 973-538-6200.