Marblehead Sex Crimes
The seaside community of Marblehead lies on Marblehead Neck, which juts out into the Atlantic in the North Shore area of Massachusetts. Its position on the shore has made it a center for fishing, yachting and landscape painting. It’s also home to multiple historic sites and the Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. Marblehead is relatively close to employment centers in Boston and across the North Shore, making it a relatively affluent suburban town. Marblehead’s small size means it shares the Lynn District Court with the city of Lynn and a few other cities and towns. That court hears misdemeanor crimes and minor felonies such as child pornography possession. The Salem Superior Court in neighboring Salem hears cases of more serious felonies, such as forcible rape and sexual assault on a child.
Experienced Defense for Serious Sex Charges
Massachusetts takes sex crimes seriously. Even a conviction for a less serious crime like statutory rape with consent can get a prison sentence of “any amount of years to life,” plus fines and restitution where appropriate. Many serious sex crimes also come with an obligation to register as a sex offender after release from prison, so even when defendants are done serving their time, they still have serious restrictions on their freedom. For people in certain sensitive lines of work, a sex crimes conviction — or sometimes just an accusation — can lead to outright firing or other trouble at work. And of course, sex crimes carry a social stigma beyond that of other crimes. Sex-related charges can hurt marriages and destroy your good name in the wider community.
If you’re facing these kinds of charges, you should call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman for help. We have more than two decades of experience defending Massachusetts residents who are accused of serious sex crimes. We’re proud of our strong record of wins in these cases, which includes acquittals at trial as well as dropped or reduced charges and favorable plea bargains. Every time we take a sex-related case, we start our own investigation so we can present the facts to a jury — or give our clients a strong position to bargain away charges before a trial can begin. Because sex carries a lot of shame and hysteria, it’s not uncommon for charges to be inflated or law enforcement officers to rely on prejudices when they choose whose word to believe. We make sure juries and others get the facts they need to make a fair decision.
Marblehead Rape Criminal Defense Law Firm
Sex-related criminal charges carry long prison sentences, hurt personal relationships and sometimes carry long-term restrictions on your freedom. If you’re facing these kinds of life-altering penalties, you should get help from an experienced sex crimes defense attorney right away. Based in Boston, the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman represents people from Marblehead, the North Shore and throughout eastern Massachusetts. We practice regularly in Essex County courts and understand the courts and juries our clients face. And we offer free telephone consultations, so the initial discussion of your situation and your legal options comes at no charge. To speak to us about your case, call us today at (617) 263-6800 or send us a message through our website.