Danvers Sex Crimes
With a population of about 25,000, Danvers is a small suburban city north of Boston. Like many Massachusetts cities, it is proud of its role in colonial history. For Danvers, that includes a role in the Salem witch trials of 1692, when the city was still called Salem Village. The home of one convicted “witch,” Rebecca Nurse, still stands in the city. More recently, Danvers has been home to the Danvers State Psychiatric Hospital, built in 1874 and locally known for its architecture. Danvers residents accused of crimes use courts in Salem. Those accused of less serious felonies or misdemeanors use the Salem District Court at 65 Washington Street. People facing serious felony charges for crimes like sexual assault or distribution of child pornography will use the Essex County Superior Court at 34 Federal Street in Salem.
Time Matters When You Are Accused of a Sex Crime
Time is very important with all criminal charges. The longer you wait to defend yourself against sex-related charges, the more likely you are to let evidence slip away and lose opportunities to have charges dropped or dismissed. But it’s even more important to take action right away with sex crimes, because sex crimes carry some of the harshest sentences in Massachusetts. In addition to long prison sentences — felony rape and other crimes can get you life behind bars — sex crimes often carry an obligation to register as a sex offender, with onerous restrictions on your freedom. You may also face civil consequences if you are asked to pay restitution or if you have a job or professional license that’s incompatible with your charges. And when the charges are made public, you can be badly embarrassed and lose friends for good.
If you’re facing these kinds of charges, don’t wait before you call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman for help. The sooner we take your case, the more chances we have to protect your rights and build a strong defense. In fact, if we take the case early enough, we can sometimes keep the matter private by arranging for you to voluntarily turn yourself in, sparing you the embarrassment of a public arrest. This also permits us to stay by your side through police questioning, which means we can protect you from overreaching questions and other misconduct by officers. And when we have a strong position for a plea agreement, we can use it early in the case to have your charges dropped or substantially reduced, so the most serious charges never end up in court. If we do end up in court, an early start helps us build the best possible defense.
Sex Crimes Defense Attorney in Danvers
Since 1990, the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman has represented clients of all backgrounds in serious criminal cases. In more than two decades, we’re proud to say we’ve successfully defended many people facing life-altering criminal sex charges. If you’re facing similar charges in greater Boston or anywhere in eastern Massachusetts, don’t hesitate to call us to see how we can help. From offices in downtown Boston, we offer free telephone consultations, so the initial call and advice is always free. And we practice in courts in Salem and throughout the state, so we can be wherever you need us. To learn more, call us today at (617) 263-6800 or send us a message online.