Cambridge Sex Crimes
The home of MIT and Harvard University, Cambridge is a college town in the heart of the Boston metro area. It was named for the University of Cambridge in England by major figures at Harvard in the 1600s. The universities are a big part of modern Cambridge, making the city ethnically and economically diverse and providing many local jobs. The city is one of the two county seats of Middlesex County along with Lowell to the north. However, the Superior Court for the southern part of the county has moved to Woburn, where the court hears the cases of Cambridge residents accused of serious felony sex crimes such as date rape and child sexual assault. Those accused of misdemeanors and more minor felonies, like statutory rape, can use the Cambridge District Court at 4040 Mystic Valley Parkway in neighboring Medford.
Experienced Defense Attorneys for Sex Charges
Massachusetts takes sex crimes seriously. Perhaps because of our Puritan history, Massachusetts law makes most sex crimes felonies, with sentences as high as life in prison. For many sex crimes considered violent, and sex crimes involving children, defendants are also likely to be sentenced to mandatory sex offender registration for 20 years to life. That means a mistake or a misunderstanding can follow you for decades, restricting your freedom, hurting your chances for employment and barring you from some jobs altogether. Even an accusation of a sex crime can cause serious personal problems before any evidence is presented in court. Sex charges can change the way friends and neighbors see you, which means you may be shut out of social circles on the strength of an accusation alone. Charges can also cause professional discipline or even firing in some jobs.
If you're facing these kinds of consequences, you should call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman right away. We have more than two decades of experience representing people accused of serious sex crimes, and we're proud of our record of acquittals, fair plea agreements and dropped or reduced charges. We especially prefer to take cases early, because we can do the most for clients we start representing on or before the day of the initial arrest. When we're on the case from the beginning, we can make sure important evidence isn't lost and use it in our own investigation. We can use that information early in the case to negotiate with prosecutors not to file weak charges, so you don't have to fight them later. And we can watch accusers' behavior as well, so that we don't miss any evidence that could help you in the long run.
Rape Criminal Defense Law Firm in Cambridge
Since opening our doors in 1990, the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman has helped many people in Massachusetts defend themselves from serious sex-related criminal charges. If you're facing this kind of charge, you're facing harm to your freedom, your family, your career and your good name. Never plead guilty before you call our law firm for a free initial telephone consultation on your case. From downtown Boston, we represent clients throughout eastern Massachusetts, practicing in District Courts and Superior Courts throughout greater Boston. To talk to us today, call us at (617) 263-6800 or send us an email today.