Framingham Sex Crimes
Framingham is a suburban town of 68,000 people west of Boston. Like many parts of greater Boston, it has a long history of settlement, dating back to the 1600s. Later, Framingham was a center for the abolitionist movement that grew prior to the Civil War. Modern Framingham is easily reachable on the Massachusetts Turnpike and via public transit, making it an easy drive for residents with jobs in greater Boston. It has a particularly large population of immigrants from Brazil and their descendants, and U.S. Census results show that Hispanic or Latino people are about 10 percent of Framingham's population. The Framingham District Court on Concord Street hears residents' cases of misdemeanor crimes and felonies carrying five years in prison or less, such as prostitution. Framingham residents accused of other felonies, such as rape or indecent assault and battery will have their cases heard at the Woburn Superior Court.
Experienced Sex Crimes Defense
If you're accused of a sex crime in Massachusetts, you're facing serious penalties, and not just criminal penalties. Thanks to a culture that can be hysterical about sex, and political figures who want to look tough on crime, the penalties for some sex crimes have inflated dramatically over the years. As a result, many sex crimes carry long prison sentences or broad sentencing guidelines that make it possible to get life in prison. Sex charges also carry high civil and personal penalties. Some crimes, especially child pornography crimes, carry mandatory sex offender registration, which can be a heavy burden on people who have already served their time. And in some jobs, a sex-related conviction can mean losing your professional license, facing professional discipline or outright firing.
With so much at stake, you should contact the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman as soon as you realize you're charged with a sex crime. Lead attorney Stephen Neyman has spent more than two decades defending people accused of serious crimes. In that time, we're proud to say we’ve won favorable outcomes for many Massachusetts residents accused of sex crimes, including not guilty verdicts, reduced charges and more. Remember, just because the police and prosecutors believe the accuser doesn't mean you have no defense. Prosecutors have to prove their cases beyond a reasonable doubt to put someone in jail or prison, which is a high burden to meet. We work hard to find and introduce evidence that plants those reasonable doubts, including physical and circumstantial evidence, witness testimony and evidence about the credibility of both sides.
Framingham Rape Criminal Defense Attorney
If you're accused of a sex crime, you could go to prison, lose relationships or a marriage, miss years with your family, suffer career-ending penalties and potentially be forced to register with the state for life. Don't go down without a fight — call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman as soon as possible. Based in downtown Boston, we represent clients in District and Superior Courts throughout greater Boston. And we offer free initial telephone consultations, so you can talk to us about your case at no obligation or cost. To speak with an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer, call us today at (617) 263-6800 or send us a message through our website.