Haverhill Sex Crimes
Haverhill lies on the Merrimack River in the northeastern part of Massachusetts. Like many river towns near Lawrence, it owes much of its expansion to industrial activities along the river. In the nineteenth century, Haverhill was known as a shoe and hat manufacturing center, and also had strong shipbuilding and shipping industries. These days, its position near employment centers in Lawrence, greater Boston and New Hampshire makes it a middle-class community attractive to families. Haverhill residents accused of misdemeanor and less serious felony crimes such as prostitution use the Haverhill District court on J.P. Ginty Boulevard in Haverhill. Those accused of more serious felonies like forcible rape of a child will likely have their cases heard at the Lawrence session of the Essex Superior Court, located at 43 Appleton Way in Lawrence.
Get Help Fast With Sex Charges
You should never face sex-related criminal charges alone in Massachusetts. Our society approaches sex crimes with a lot of emotion and shame, and that means you can expect to face heavy penalties if you’re convicted. That includes years in prison for serious felonies like aggravated rape, and sometimes even for crimes in which no one was directly harmed, like child pornography possession. In addition, a conviction for most serious sex crimes in Massachusetts means you will be required to register as a sex offender for 20 years to life, an onerous requirement that carries further penalties for failing to register. And then there are the career and social consequences, which can start long before you’re actually convicted. Sex charges can cause professional discipline or outright firing, harm marriages and destroy reputations.
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman has more than 20 years of experience defending people accused of serious sex crimes. In that time, we’re proud to say we’ve been able to successfully defend many clients, winning acquittals, dropped charges, fair plea deals and more. People facing accusations of criminal sexual conduct may believe they have no serious chance of a defense, but in fact, there are many ways to defend these charges. Police officers make mistakes at work just like everyone else, including sloppy work, jumping to conclusions and letting personal prejudices cloud their judgment. When we take a sex-related case, we always start with a thorough investigation, to look for these kinds of flaws and assumptions. When we find them, we can often get cases dismissed or charges substantially reduced — or a not guilty verdict at trial.
Haverhill Rape Criminal Defense Attorney
If you’re facing charges of sex crimes in Haverhilll or anywhere else in Massachusetts, you’re facing serious threats to your freedom, your family, your reputation and your financial security. With this much at stake, it pays to hire an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer. The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman has more than two decades of experience defending people accused of serious crimes in Massachusetts and a record of results we’re proud to share. And we offer free telephone consultations, so you can speak to us about your options and your legal rights at no charge or obligation. To set up a meeting or learn more, you can call our downtown Boston office today at (617) 263-6800 or send us a message through our website anytime.