Sexual Assault

New Jersey Sexual Assault Criminal Defense Lawyer

A sexual assault charge or accusation should not be taken lightly. If found guilty, you will spend several years in jail, be forever labeled as a sex offender, have a permanent record and be limited in where you can live or work. Even the accusation alone is enough to permanently stain your reputation. This is not something you should be facing on your own. You need an understanding and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney on your side, fighting for your rights.

For over 40 years, Frank T. Luciano has represented clients throughout NJ in sexual assault cases, including in Bergen, Passaic and Hudson counties. Working with an experienced criminal defense attorney like Frank T. Luciano is your best chance to secure a not guilty verdict, avoid jail time and save your reputation. But time is against you. The prosecution is already preparing to pursue the maximum sentence against you and will show little mercy. You must begin planning your defense strategy as soon as possible.

How to Defend Against a New Jersey Sexual Assault Charge

In NJ, sexual assault is defined as “the penetration, no matter how slight, in which physical force or coercion is used or in which the victim is physically or mentally incapacitated.” The law does not make any differentiations based on gender. In many cases, there is a question of whether consent was given or not. A person cannot give consent if he or she is under the age of 18 or physically or mentally impaired. In addition, a person cannot give consent to a person who has “the duty to care” for them (supervisor, parent, guardian, etc.) unless they are over the age of 18.

Because it is often difficult to obtain strong evidence, many sexual assault prosecutions hinge on the accuser’s testimony. One of the primary strategies for defense is to identify inaccuracies in his or her story. Mr. Luciano will thoroughly study your case to find holes in testimony, missteps in procedures, motives for lying and other evidence that supports your innocence.

It may also become a battle of whose story is more believable. Being that you are the one being accused, you will automatically begin at a disadvantage in this regard, which further impresses the need for a skilled criminal defense attorney on your team.

Don’t Waste Any More Time

Your potential sentence will depend on a wide range of factors, but you could face a severe penalty if found guilty, including several years in jail and costly fines. In order to avoid this, you must act right away and contact Mr. Luciano. He will listen to your side of the story, give you his undivided attention and instruct you on what you should do next.

If you are facing a sexual assault charge in NJ, do not even consider defending yourself or trusting your freedom to the public defender. You and your family deserve the best possible defense in one of the most important moments of your life. Call Frank T. Luciano today for an initial consultation at 973-471-0004.

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"Mr. Luciano freed my mind of anxiety right from the start. A consummate professional. He explained all options on defense and guided me to the one I followed with excellent results. Best of all, he is reasonable. Relax and let his knowledge (the magic) work."


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"First thing I want to tell is that I thank God for giving me the opportunity to meet such a wonderful person like you and without question, the best lawyer in this world. I am very grateful for everything you did for me. I want to let you know that I'm doing good and if you ever think of coming to . . . for vacation don't forget to contact me. Thanks again Mr. Luciano and please say hello to that kind lady that answers the phone with pleasure every time I called."


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"In my distraction focusing on my . . . trial, I failed to ask you how things went with . . . I watched and learned from you throughout that case and greatly admire the consummsate attorney that I hoped to emulate. I witnessed how very hard you worked and how you left no stone unturned. I hope the case worked out for you and your clients. If it did not (and I hope it did) it was not for lack of the effect on your part which was humbling."


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From a former client charged with a serious weapons offense

"At the time, I was mortified because, having only worked against you in the Prosecutor’s Office, I couldn’t picture being on the same side. Frank, I want to thank you for the pleasure of having worked with you over the past years. I have learned a great deal from you. Most importantly, I learned that cases were not always as black and white as I thought they were when I worked for the Prosecutor’s Office. You are a wonderful attorney who not only works hard, but also cares deeply about his clients. Frank, I think you are the best."


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