Beverly Sex Crimes
With a population of nearly 40,000, Beverly is a fairly large city in the North Shore suburbs of Boston. It has its own harbor, Beverly Harbor at the mouth of the Danvers River, and has historically been an important center of shipbuilding and shipping. In fact, Beverly and nearby Marblehead both claim the title of “birthplace of America’s Navy.” Modern Beverly is about 30 minutes by car from downtown Boston, making it attractive to commuters, but the city and its neighbors also have employers of their own, especially along the Route 128 corridor full of tech companies. Beverly is served by courts in nearby Salem. The Salem District Court hears cases of misdemeanors and felonies carrying sentences of up to five years in prison, such as sexual assault. The Salem Superior Court handles serious felonies such as rape and distribution of child pornography.
We Take Sex Crimes Charges Seriously
If you’re charged with a sex crime in Massachusetts, you should speak to an experienced defense attorney right away. Sex crimes are penalized very harshly in our state, thanks to the stigma and shame often attached to them. That means that even for a nonviolent act, you could be facing years in prison. After release, people convicted of these crimes are frequently required to register as sex offenders, which limits personal freedoms that most of us take for granted. And of course, sex crimes can have a wealth of personal and employment consequences that aren’t directly related to criminal penalties. Before any proof is offered, accusations can hurt marriages and friendships, and convictions can threaten or revoke certain professional licenses.
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman can help. Since opening our doors in 1990, we have successfully defended numerous clients in Massachusetts from serious sex-related criminal charges like these. Our lead attorney, Stephen Neyman, is an experienced former prosecutor who has spent more than 20 years defending ordinary people from serious criminal charges. Despite what some clients fear, there are numerous ways to defend sex crimes. We start every case by investigating the evidence, to find basic evidence that may exonerate you. When appropriate, we also look at the credibility of the accuser’s story, because credibility is a major issue in sex crimes. These and other defenses can help us position our clients strongly in negotiations for dropped or reduced charges, or build a strong defense if the case goes to trial.
Beverly Sexual Assault Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you’re accused of a sex crime in Beverly or anywhere else in greater Boston, you should never plead guilty without speaking to an experienced sex crimes defense attorney. Sex-related charges carry long prison sentences, a social stigma, potential sex offender registration and negative consequences for your job, career and personal life. The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman has a strong record of success in defending sex crimes. From offices in downtown Boston, we represent people throughout eastern Massachusetts. For a free, confidential telephone consultation, you can call us today at (617) 263-6800 or send us a message online.