Dedham Sex Crimes
Dedham is the county seat of Norfolk County, and the home of the Dedham Superior Court. That’s the court that hears cases of serious felony matters from across the county, such as date rape and sexual assault. Dedham also contains its own district court, which hears less serious matters like possession of child pornography for residents of Dedham and six other towns. When Dedham was incorporated in 1636, its idealistic residents wanted to name it Contentment, but were overruled by the Massachusetts General Court. It still contains a building of that vintage, the Fairbanks House, which is the oldest surviving timber-frame house on the continent. Later, Dedham was the site of the nation’s first man-made canal and the Sacco and Vanzetti trial. Modern Dedham is a middle-class Boston suburb attractive to families. Its famous sons and daughters include Louisa May Alcott, Louis Brandeis and Horace Mann.
Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers for Sex Cases
If you’re accused of a serious sex crime in Massachusetts, you need the help of an experienced lawyer right away. Sex charges are one of the few kinds of criminal charges that carry non-criminal penalties that are at least as severe as the potential prison sentences. Under Massachusetts law, many sex crimes carry sentences of “life or any amount of years,” or long mandatory minimum sentences. But our state also requires people convicted of many sex crimes to register as sex offenders for 20 years to life, with failure to register as a sex offender carrying yet more penalties. If you have a state-regulated professional license, you can lose it or face professional discipline after being convicted of a sex crime. Workers at schools, nursing homes and others may be fired after being charged, before anything can be proven. And members of the community don’t usually wait for a court’s official judgment before judging the accused, which can destroy friendships and strain marriages.
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman can help. Since opening our doors in 1990, we have successfully represented many Massachusetts residents who faced serious sex-related criminal charges. We’re proud of the results we’ve been able to win for clients, which include pre-trial victories as well as acquittals and favorable plea deals. Sex crimes are very often “he said, she said” crimes with no objective third party for a witness. When a case like this goes to trial, juries have to choose whose story they think is more believable — which means your credibility is vital. Our sex crimes defense attorneys investigate cases thoroughly so that we can bring the full story in front of a jury. In addition to the hard evidence, that can include information on the past relationship between the accuser and the defendant, psychiatric profiles and other information about the circumstances behind the accusations. When the accuser has a motivation to lie, we ensure that the jury knows about it, and about any inconsistencies we find.
Dedham Sex Crimes Defense Attorney
From offices in downtown Boston, the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman represents clients from Dedham and across the greater Boston metro area. We believe everyone accused of a crime, no matter how serious, deserves a full defense. When you’re facing serious sex crime charges that threaten your career, your reputation and your freedom for years to come, you shouldn’t wait before calling us for help building that defense. For a free telephone consultation on your case, send us a message online or call us today at (617) 263-6800.