Melrose Sex Crimes
At just under 27,000 people, Melrose is a fairly small city north of downtown Boston and the Mystic River. Unlike most cities in the area, it was incorporated only in 1850, in part because it had previously been part of the city of Malden and, before that, the town of Charlestown. Though Melrose is considered a middle-class suburb, its location between three highways and on commuter rail lines gives residents easy access to downtown Boston and other metro Boston cities. Melrose residents accused of misdemeanor crimes and less serious felonies use the Malden District Court, at 89 Summer Street in neighboring Malden. Those facing serious felony charges such as indecent assault and battery or rape will use the Middlesex County Superior Court located in Woburn.
Sex Charges Are Serious Business
Sex crimes aren't like other types of crimes — they're heavily influenced by public opinion on sex and sometimes also violence. Unfortunately, this means people accused of sex crimes can face very high sentences, even for nonviolent crimes like distribution of child pornography. When they do finish their prison sentences and are released, they frequently must register as sex offenders for years or for life, restricting their freedom. A sex-related conviction is enough to end careers in some fields, and for others, it means formal discipline or a quick firing. And there are also purely personal consequences: damage to marriages, being shunned in the community and other forms of judging that often take place before any evidence is presented in court.
At the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, we believe everyone accused of a crime deserves a strong defense — no matter what the accusation. We provide that defense by carefully and thoroughly investigating the facts, looking for evidence or holes in the accuser's story that police may have missed or dismissed. Not every accuser is telling the truth; some have an agenda or are influenced by people who do. But law enforcement officers who are eager to make an arrest or biased based on gender may not recognize this. Our experienced sex crimes defense attorneys vigorously defend people in this situation, looking for solid evidence we can use to demonstrate the truth. When that evidence comes early in the case, we can negotiate for reduced charges or other favorable outcomes that keep the case out of court entirely.
Melrose Sex Crimes Defense Law Firm
If you're charged with a sex crime, don't wait to call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman. We have practiced criminal defense law in Massachusetts for more than 20 years, defending many people in greater Boston who were accused of serious sex crimes. Over the years, we’re proud to say we've won not guilty verdicts, favorable plea agreements and other positive outcomes for many clients. With your freedom, your career and your reputation at stake, you should talk to us before you decide how to plead. From offices in downtown Boston, the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman represents clients in Melrose and all over eastern Massachusetts. And the initial telephone consultation is always free to potential clients. To talk to an experienced defense attorney about your case, call our office at (617) 263-6800 or send us an email today.