Sex Crimes

If you or a loved one have been accused of a sex crime, you are probably feeling a range of emotions, from fear and confusion, to anger and outrage. Sex crime accusations are maybe the most frightening, dangerous and destructive to your life and wellbeing. They are tough to defend. These accusations destroy reputations, relationships, careers, and lives. And that's before you even get to trial. We have been successfully defending good people against charges of sexual assault, rape, indecent assault, child pornography, and other sex offenses, for nearly 30 years, in courts across Eastern Massachusetts. You need a lawyer who is highly experienced in defending against sex crime allegations, because your freedom, future, and family are at stake.

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Facing Sex Crime Allegations Can Make You Feel Isolated and Ashamed

We know the weight of being accused of a sex crime can be crushing. The shame, fear, and uncertainty over the future is immense. Many lose careers and relationships due to the humiliating stigma surrounding these allegations. The complex legal terrain ahead seems impossible to navigate. It feels like you have been assumed guilty as soon as the accusation is made.

We understand the extreme stress these allegations cause. We give the very best defense in court while also supporting you through this crisis with care and respect. We've been defending against sex crime allegations for almost three decades. We have learned over that time that a comprehensive defense is the best defense. We build a team to both defend you and to help you cope with the trauma of being accused. Our approach is different, and its better. We understand, and we can help.

Important Tips for People Who Have Been Accused of a Sex Crime

1. Do NOT talk to the police. They do not want to "hear your side of the story", or "straighten this out." They want you to incriminate yourself and make it easier to convict you, whether you are actually guilty or not.

2. Do not speak with anyone else about the accusations. The police will speak to those close to you to try to gather evidence against you. Especially at the beginning, you don't know what details might be important, and its best not to make any statements to anyone.

3. Immediately retain a skilled, experienced lawyer to defend you, and do what he says.

4. Realize how serious the charge is. Often people assume that because they are innocent the case against them can't be strong and will be easily dealt with. The reality is that innocent people are convicted of sex crimes at a disturbing rate. You cannot predict the strength of the case against you at the beginning, because you will not know everything that has been said by the alleged victim and other witnesses, or what other evidence has been collected. A sex crime charge is always a very serious matter.

If you are facing charges related to sex crimes in Massachusetts, it is essential to seek the assistance of an experienced attorney who specializes in this area of law. Sex crimes encompass a wide range of offenses, such as sexual assault, rape, child pornography, indecent exposure, and more.

The consequences of a sex crime conviction can be severe, including imprisonment, mandatory registration as a sex offender, and long-lasting damage to your personal and professional reputation. With the guidance and representation of a skilled Massachusetts sex crimes attorney, you can navigate the legal complexities surrounding these charges and work towards the best possible outcome for your case.

Hire A Massachusetts Sex Crimes Attorney

When facing sex crime charges, the decision to hire a lawyer highly skilled and experienced in defending against Massachusetts sex crime charges is of utmost importance. Sex crime cases are highly sensitive, emotionally charged, and legally complex. An attorney highly experienced in defending allegations of sex crimes has the knowledge and skill necessary to fight this battle. We understand the complexities of sex crime laws and trial procedures in Massachusetts and can provide you with the best defense, support, and advocacy throughout the entire process.

If you are facing sex crime charges in Massachusetts, it is crucial to act quickly and seek legal representation from a skilled and compassionate Massachusetts sex crimes attorney. Contact us today to discuss your case and explore your options.

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Frequently
Asked Questions

What constitutes a sex crime in Massachusetts?
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Sex crimes in Massachusetts encompass a range of offenses, including sexual assault, rape, statutory rape, indecent assault and battery, child pornography, prostitution-related offenses, indecent exposure, and more. Each offense has its own specific elements and penalties. Most require registration as a sex offender if you are convicted. Registration obligations can last from 20 years to life.

What are the potential consequences of a sex crime conviction in Massachusetts?
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The consequences of a sex crime conviction in Massachusetts can be severe. They may include imprisonment, probation, mandatory registration as a sex offender, fines, court-ordered counseling or treatment programs, restrictions on residency or employment, and a permanent criminal record.

How does Massachusetts define consent in relation to sexual offenses?
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In Massachusetts, consent is defined as the voluntary agreement of a person to engage in sexual activity. The absence of consent or the inability to give consent due to factors such as age, mental incapacity, intoxication, or coercion can form the basis for charges of sexual assault or rape.

What are the potential defenses to sex crime charges in Massachusetts?
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Defenses to sex crime charges vary depending on the specific circumstances of each case. Common defenses may include consent, mistaken identity, lack of evidence, false accusations, alibi, or challenging the credibility of witnesses or evidence presented by the prosecution.

What is the age of consent in Massachusetts?
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In Massachusetts, the age of consent is 16. This means a person under the age of consent cannot, as a matter of law, give consent to engage in sexual conduct. Any sexual conduct with a person under the age of 16 is a crime.

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