Peabody Sex Crimes
Not far from Salem and Danvers, Peabody is a North Shore city of about 52,000 people. Like other cities in Essex County, it’s considered a bedroom community for Boston commuters, and in fact is within easy reach of several highways. During the Industrial Revolution, entrepreneurs took advantage of the city’s waterways to set up mills for the purposes of tanning leather, and Peabody became a center for tanning. That legacy is still seen today in the name of the sports teams at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, the Tanners. Peabody has its own district court at 1 Lowell Street, where local cases of misdemeanors and less serious felonies like child pornography possession can be heard. Peabody residents accused of felony rape, indecent assault of a child and other serious felonies will use the Salem Superior Court.
We Take Sex Crimes Seriously
Sex crimes are among the most harshly punished of all crimes in Massachusetts. Thanks in part to the emotion surrounding sex, Massachusetts juries have the option of handing down a life sentence even for statutory rape (consensual sex with someone below the age of consent). Furthermore, a conviction of many sex crimes involving violence or crimes that victimize children can lead to an obligation to register as a sex offender for 20 years to life. And those are just the official penalties. People accused of sex crimes also frequently find themselves convicted in “the court of public opinion” long before a trial, especially if their case has made the media, destroying friendships and even marriages.
With that much at stake, you should call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman as soon as you realize that you are or will be charged. Having an experienced attorney involved early can make a big difference, not only in your defense but how your case is handled by prosecutors. If you know you’re under investigation, we can arrange for you to quietly go in for questioning and avoid a media circus. With an attorney present to protect your rights, questioning may be less stressful and dangerous. And early involvement can give us the information we need to convince prosecutors to drop the case early — or build a strong defense if the case ends up at trial. Lead attorney Stephen Neyman has handled serious criminal sex cases for more than 20 years, and has helped many clients reach a not-guilty verdict or other positive outcome.
Call a Peabody Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
At the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, we believe everyone facing a sex charge is entitled to a fair and aggressive defense. That includes people accused of child pornography crimes and other serious crimes that may not make them popular in the community. The best way to protect your freedom, your family and your legal rights is to have an experienced attorney on your side. Our law firm offers free initial consultations over the phone, so you can talk to us about your case and your legal options at no further risk. Based in Boston, we represent people throughout eastern Massachusetts. To learn more or tell us about your situation, you can send us an email or call us today at (617) 263-6800.