Hingham Sex Crimes
Hingham is a town of about 22,500 people on the edge of Boston Harbor and the north end of the South Shore. It is only 14 miles from downtown Boston, making it attractive to commuters who wish to live in an affluent suburban setting. In fact, the town’s location on the bay gives residents the unusual opportunity to take MTBA commuter ferries into downtown Boston, as well as commuter rail or private cars. Like many municipalities in Massachusetts, Hingham can trace its roots to English colonists. However, it has another interesting claim on American history: Hingham is said to be home of Samuel Lincoln, ancestor to President Abraham Lincoln and several Massachusetts notables. Hingham is home to one of Plymouth County’s four District Courts, which hear cases of statutory rape and other relatively minor felony and misdemeanor crimes. Residents charged with serious felonies like distribution of child pornography or indecent assault and battery use the Plymouth County Superior Court in Brockton.
Don’t Wait Before Calling a Lawyer About Sex Charges
People facing serious sex crime charges should never wait to get experienced legal help. When you’re facing serious charges, it may seem easier to avoid the issue — but serious charges create exactly the kind of situation that needs quick action. The penalties for a sex-related conviction go beyond penalties for other crimes, even crimes like murder and felony assault. Sex crimes may carry long prison sentences and high fines, but it doesn’t usually stop there. In addition, people convicted of serious sex charges can also be required to register as sex offenders, which can last from 20 years to life. Failure to register as a sex offender can put you in jail again and make you eligible for lifetime community parole. A sex-related conviction can make you unemployable in certain fields and hurt your chances in others. And the people around you may react strongly to sex charges, harming friendships and other relationships.
When you’re facing a list of penalties this long, you should call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman for help. Founded in 1990, we offer more than two decades of experience defending people accused of serious sex crimes. We’ve won many positive results for those clients, which include favorable plea bargains, acquittal in a court of law and dropped or dismissed charges that keep clients out of court entirely. Because sex crimes frequently take place behind closed doors, they often turn into a credibility contest between the victim and the accuser. That may seem like a bad thing if the police have taken the other person’s word over yours, but remember that a jury ultimately decides whether to convict you — and prosecutors must make that case beyond a reasonable doubt. In this kind of case, we work hard to build our clients’ credibility, often investigating to fill in information that gives a fuller picture of each person’s actions and motivations. When the accuser has an ulterior motive or an inconsistent story, we make sure the jury understands the implications.
Hingham Rape Criminal Defense Attorney
Being charged with a sex crime in Massachusetts is serious business. Even just an accusation can make the defendant a social pariah and cause trouble at work, and a conviction can mean a long time in prison, high fines and possible sex offender registration. To get the strongest defense you can against these penalties, you should call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman today. From our downtown Boston offices, we represent clients across metropolitan Boston and all of eastern Massachusetts, including the Brockton and Hingham courthouses. Lead attorney Stephen Neyman has defended clients from life-changing criminal charges for more than two decades, and is a former prosecutor who understands what prosecutors do to build their cases. To learn more about how we can help and tell us your story, call us today for a free telephone consultation at (617) 263-6800 or send us an email.