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With nearly 500,000 people, Plymouth County is a suburban to rural county of Massachusetts stretching across the South Shore and South Coast regions. Its county seats are Plymouth in the south and Brockton to the north. Plymouth County’s proximity to the sea gives it industries in shipbuilding, fishing and tourism, and makes it a major thoroughfare for travelers between Boston and Cape Cod. Of course, it’s also the home of the town of Plymouth, where Pilgrims from England formed their first colony in the U.S., and several other towns with proud colonial histories. Unlike many other Massachusetts counties, Plymouth County has a functioning county government, though some officials also serve as part of the town government of Plymouth. The Plymouth County Superior Court, which handles trials of felony crimes like sexual assault and indecent assault and battery, sits in Plymouth and Brockton. There are four District Courts in the county handling less serious trials for offenses like child pornography possession, sitting in Brockton, Plymouth, Wareham and Hingham.Take Sex-Related Criminal Charges Seriously
If you’re facing sex crime charges in Massachusetts, it pays to start defending yourself right away. People facing charges this grave and stressful may be inclined to ignore them, but with your freedom in the balance, you’re much better off facing the situation early. When the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman is able to take cases from the very start, we can start building your defense from day one, before important evidence and witnesses disappear. An early start can also help us protect your rights, because we can be by your side during an arrest and police questioning. In fact, if you know you will be arrested, we can sometimes avoid a public scene by arranging for you to go to the police station voluntarily, without witnesses at work or at home and without media attention. And representing you from the start gives us the maximum possible opportunities to negotiate for dropped charges when the evidence is on your side.
A lot is at stake in sex-related criminal charges. Depending on the crime, you may face long minimum prison sentences or vague sentences of “any amount of years to life,” which gives a jury a wide range of control over your fate. In addition, you also face civil penalties and a social or personal cost not under control of the court. Because our society can be hysterical about sex, some people will judge your guilt or innocence as soon as they find out about the charges, rather than waiting for the full story to emerge at trial. As a result, you may find your standing in your community damaged and lose people you thought you were your friends. Even worse, these penalties can spill over into the workplace, where state law allows you to be fired outright after charges (not a conviction) or disciplined. In some fields, these kinds of charges actually require professional discipline hearings. And people accused of certain crimes will additionally be required to register as sex offenders after their release from prison, so they may never really be finished doing their time.Plymouth County Sex Crimes Criminal Defense Attorney
In Plymouth County and around Massachusetts, sex charges can take away your freedom, damage your career and change your life. If you’re facing these kinds of charges, you should call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman as soon as possible. We have helped Massachusetts residents fight serious criminal charges since 1990, so we have more than 20 years of experience defending people from sex crimes. Our case results include many positive outcomes for clients facing these charges, including acquittals in court as well as resolutions before the case can even get to court. We practice routinely in courts all around Boston, including Plymouth County courts, from a main office in downtown Boston. For a free telephone consultation on your case, call us today at (617) 263-6800 or send us a message through our website.