Using the Internet to solicit or entice a minor is known as Luring in New Jersey.
The elements of the crime include attempting, electronically or otherwise, to lure or entice a child into a motor vehicle, building, isolated area, or other place, with the intent of committing a criminal act with or against the child.
It’s important to know that simply conversing with a child over the internet does not constitute Luring, and in fact meeting a child for a meal in public may not either, assuming no criminal intent can be proved.
If you are charged with Luring, you are in an extremely dangerous situation.
As a first offense, Luring is a Second Degree crime that carries a sentence of 5-10 years in prison, plus numerous fines.
If you’ve been convicted of Luring in the past and face a new prosecution for it, you’ll be required to meet minimum sentencing guidelines that restrict your access to parole if you’re convicted again.
This is the kind of criminal charge that can ruin your life, even if you aren’t convicted.
Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 and protect yourself with experienced legal help from a criminal defense attorney specializing in the most serious charges.