Charlestown Sex Crimes
More than 350 years ago, Charlestown was the first capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Eventually, it became its own city and is now a neighborhood of Boston. The neighborhood has an important role in the Revolutionary War as the site of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Later, it became a center of Irish immigration and Irish-American life in Boston, and remains a heavily Irish neighborhood to this day. However, Charlestown has also recently seen gentrification, as younger people with more money moved into the neighborhood, attracted by its historic architecture and nearness to employment centers. Charlestown residents have their own division of the Boston Municipal Court. The Charlestown court at 3 City Square hears misdemeanor and felony trials for relatively minor sex crimes like prostitution, solicitation and pandering. Serious sex-related felonies like date rape and indecent assault and battery are tried at the Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston.
Experienced Defense to Sex-Related Criminal Charges
If you’re charged with a sex crime in Boston or anywhere else in Massachusetts, you’re facing serious penalties that could affect every part of your life. Sex charges are some of the most widely reviled criminal charges, and that means politicians and juries are often inclined to heap on long sentences and harsh civil penalties for after offenders are released. Even for a relatively minor crime like statutory rape, Massachusetts state law calls for a sentence of “any amount of years to life.” Massachusetts also has a sex offender registration law, and it applies even to people convicted of nonviolent offenses like possession of child pornography. Sex crimes also carry a stigma in the community, which means you may be judged by friends, neighbors and the media before you can defend yourself in a courtroom. And if you have a professional license, you can face disciplinary proceedings or outright loss of your career.
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman defends all types of sex offenders — no matter what kind of accusations they are facing. We believe everyone deserves a fair trial and a strong defense to the charges against them, especially when so much is at stake. Fortunately, we have extensive experience defending people accused of sex crimes, and a long history of positive results to prove it. And in fact, serious accusations can work to your advantage sometimes. Jurors faced with the prospect of deciding someone’s guilt in a serious sex crime often admit that they cannot be impartial, which allows us to get them dismissed early. Our experienced sex crimes defense lawyers work hard during the jury selection process to find people prepared to judge the case based on facts, not emotions or prejudices. Then, of course, we follow up with a strong defense based on the facts, including the past history and motivations of the people involved as well as hard scientific evidence.
Charlestown Boston Sex Crimes Defense Attorney
Attorney Stephen Neyman has practiced criminal defense law in Massachusetts since 1990, following a career as a criminal prosecutor. He understands how prosecutors build cases against defendants — and he knows where to look for weaknesses in those cases. If you’re facing a long prison sentence, career penalties, destruction of your good name and more, you should call us right away for a free telephone consultation. From offices in downtown Boston, we represent clients throughout eastern Massachusetts, practicing regularly in district and superior courts around the metro area. For a free initial telephone consultation or to learn more about us, send us a message online or call today at (617) 263-6800.