Brighton Sex Crimes
Brighton is a neighborhood of Boston that was once an independent town and, before that, a part of the city of Cambridge. The area was first settled in colonial days, and the name Brighton comes from the city of the same name in England. Census data shows that Brighton residents have slightly more money than Boston residents generally, and attracts a lot of young, unmarried professionals. However, the area has also attracted notables of all ages, including author Dennis Lehane, members of the Kennedy family and politician and businessman Michael Bloomberg. As part of the city of Boston, Brighton is served by the Brighton division of the Boston Municipal Court, which hears trials of misdemeanor sex crimes such as possession of child pornography. More serious felonies, like date rape and indecent assault and battery on a child, are tried at the Suffolk County Superior Court in downtown Boston.
Defend Your Sex-Related Charges Vigorously
Sex crimes are no laughing matter in Massachusetts. When you're charged with a sex crime, you face social and personal repercussions, potential trouble at work and civil penalties, as well as long prison sentences. Particularly in crimes involving violence or child accusers, the public reaction can be negative and judgmental. Before you have a chance to defend yourself in court, you may find yourself judged by the community and people you thought were your friends. To make matters worse, it can be difficult to seat an unbiased jury in a sex-related criminal case, which means there's a chance that your fate could be determined by people who have already decided your guilt before they hear the evidence. In order to get a fair trial, you need a strong advocate by your side.
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman can help. Particularly in this kind of serious case, one of our most important duties is ensuring that our clients get the unbiased jury to which they are entitled. That means interviewing jurors closely and advocating for the dismissal of those who are clearly not able to evaluate the evidence objectively. This process is long and sometimes requires fighting with prosecutors. But it can also be to your advantage, because it creates a more thoughtful, and hopefully unbiased, jury. When possible, our sex crimes defense lawyers prefer to take cases early, so we can lay the groundwork for your defense from the moment police decide to interview you. An early start also allows us to start negotiating with prosecutors right away, so we can use favorable evidence to get charges dismissed or reduced before they see the inside of a courtroom.
Brighton Boston Sex Crimes Defense Attorney
If you live in Brighton, Boston or anywhere else in Massachusetts, it pays to have an experienced lawyer by your side as you face serious sex charges. Sex-related criminal charges threaten your freedom, your career, your family and your good name in the community. Many also come with an obligation to register as a sex offender for at least 20 years and sometimes life. To give yourself the best possible defense, you should call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman today. From offices in downtown Boston, we represent clients across greater Boston and all of the metropolitan area. And we offer free initial telephone consultations to potential clients, so you can talk to us with no further risk. To set up a conversation, send us a message online or call us at (617) 263-6800.