Needham Sex Crimes
The town of Needham is a wealthy suburb of Boston with nearly 33,000 residents. Bordered on two sides by the Charles River, it was carved away from Dedham before the Revolutionary War. Later, Needham’s Western Parish broke away to become Wellesley; the two towns’ high schools have a very long-running football rivalry. Needham has the interesting distinction of being the source for the land used to fill in wetlands to create the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. Much of the excavated land came from what is now Route 128, where technology companies and other employers cluster today. Needham shares the Dedham District Court with Dedham itself and five other municipalities. That court hears trials of felonies carrying five years in prison or fewer, and misdemeanors, including crimes like statutory rape. Felonies like indecent assault and battery on a child or date rape are tried at the Norfolk Superior Court, also in Dedham.
Experienced Criminal Defense Law Firm for Sex Crimes
Sex crimes are not like other crimes — they provoke a stronger reaction from prosecutors and the community. For historical and emotional reasons, people charged with sex crimes are likely to face several civil penalties as well as prison sentences that can stretch for years. That’s true even for crimes that were nonviolent and, in the case of child pornography crimes, did not even involve direct interaction with another person. People in certain sensitive jobs like law enforcement or day care can find themselves fired outright or suspended after sex charges; people with professional licenses may be stripped of the license or face administrative sanctions. Charges can also result in being shunned by friends and acquaintances, even when you haven’t yet had a chance to defend yourself in court. And those convicted of certain sex crimes will be forced to register as sex offenders for life or several decades.
If you’re facing these and other harsh penalties, you should call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman right away. Based in downtown Boston, we represent people in Needham and across eastern Massachusetts who are charged with all kinds of serious sex crimes. Though sex crimes may arouse strong feelings in the community and the media, we believe defendants are still entitled to a fair trial. We work hard to get our clients that trial, based on the facts and the circumstances behind them, not innuendo or judgment. Not everyone accused of a sex crime is guilty; accusers may lie outright or regret encounters that were consensual at the time, and technology can fail. And in their zeal to make an arrest, police sometimes overstep the boundaries of how they may legally gather and use evidence. We scrutinize our new cases to find these and other avenues of defense to serious sex charges.
Needham Sex Crimes Defense Attorney
Since opening our doors in 1990, the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman has won successful results for many clients accused of serious sex crimes. We’re proud to share our strong record of positive results for clients, which includes victories in court as well as pretrial dismissals and fair plea agreements. Our attorneys represent clients from every personal background and income bracket and facing every kind of serious sex crime. If you’re facing this kind of crime, with its long prison sentences and onerous civil penalties, don’t hesitate to call us for help. From our Boston offices, we appear regularly in Superior and District courts around greater Boston. For a free initial telephone consultation on your case, call us today at (617) 263-6800 or send us a message through our website.