Plymouth Sex Crimes
The town of Plymouth is fairly large at 52,000 people — but its role in American history is even larger. Plymouth was the site of the original landing of the Mayflower, which brought British settlers to our shores, and it is justifiably proud of its history to this day. In fact, tourism is one of the main economic engines in Plymouth, attracting visitors to historic sites and replicas of colonial buildings. Locals also enjoy hiking, fishing, hunting, boating and other outdoor recreation at the Myles Standish State Forest and Ellisville Harbor State Park, which lies on the beach. Plymouth is one of the two seats of Plymouth County, so it contains the Plymouth Superior Court, which hears trials of serious felony crimes for people all over the county. That includes trials on charges of aggravated rape and distribution of child pornography. The Plymouth District Court, which also serves seven other towns, hears trials of lesser felonies such as statutory rape as well as misdemeanor crimes.
Vigorous Defense Against Serious Sex Charges
Sex crimes are serious crimes in Massachusetts. Crimes like rape are emotionally charged, which can lead to long prison sentences from unfriendly juries. That emotion can also make sex crimes politically charged, which encourages politicians to extend the minimum time in prison as well as related civil penalties like sex offender registration. And emotional reactions from the larger community can leave defendants socially ostracized and in trouble at work. Unfortunately, this can happen before any charges are proven or even taken to court. The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman believe all defendants have the right to a fair trial in a real court — not the “court of public opinion.” We help our clients get that fair trial at every step of the way, from avoiding the media; to negotiating for dropped charges when appropriate; to carefully selecting jurors who understand that you deserve a judgment based on the facts.
Despite what some defendants may think, sex crimes offer many possible avenues of defense. Most sex crimes take place behind closed doors, with only the accuser and the defendant present. For that reason, police frequently have nothing more than each person’s story and their own judgment to go on. That judgment can be wrong — DNA results have freed multiple innocent people who were serving time for crimes they didn’t commit. Our experienced sex crimes defense lawyers use this kind of DNA evidence to defend you when it’s available, using experts to explain when the prosecution’s interpretation of it is on shaky ground. We also take a look at mistakes the police may have made as well as personal prejudices that might drive them to push forward with a weak prosecution. And when there’s evidence that the accuser is intentionally lying, we investigate and put together a defense that exposes the inconsistencies in the story and explains other motivations he or she might have.
Plymouth Sex Crimes Criminal Defense Law Firm
If you’re charged with a sex crime in Plymouth, you’re facing life-changing consequences that include long prison sentences, steep fines, sex offender registration requirements, destroyed careers and more. For the best possible defense, you should get in touch with the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman right away. Since 1990, our office has offered a vigorous defense to all types of criminal charges in Massachusetts, including serious sex crimes that may not make the defendant popular. We’re proud to point to our record of positive results for our clients. Based in Boston, we travel frequently to courts around the metropolitan area, so we know many of the courts and communities that will hear your case. To tell us about your situation and get a professional legal opinion, you can call us for a free initial telephone consultation. To get in touch, send us a message or call (617) 263-6800 today.