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Sex Crimes

Aggressive Defense Against Your Sex Crime Charge in Massachusetts

If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime in the Boston area, you are likely experiencing a range of emotions, from fear and confusion, to anger and outrage. Being accused of a sex crime is a very serious matter that has the potential for lifelong consequences. Along with a possible lengthy prison sentence, hefty fees, and a criminal record, sex offenses carry the additional burden of requiring registration as a sex offender. A sex offense conviction will have severe consequences on your life, employment, and even basic civil rights.

It is absolutely critical that you retain the representation of a skilled Boston sex crimes attorney. Your future depends upon it. Boston, Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer Stephen Neyman will zealously and aggressively defend you against your sex crime charge. At the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman, P.C., we are fully prepared to handle your sex crime case. As a leading Boston criminal defense law firm, we can provide you with the direction and legal counsel you need to fight your misdemeanor or felony sex crime charges.

Important Tips for Those Accused of a Sex Crime

If you have been accused of a sex crime, you are likely stressed and confused. To this end, we have prepared the following list of tips to help you protect your legal rights:

  1. Do not talk to the police — at least until you have consulted with a knowledgeable Boston sex crimes attorney. Whatever statements you make now, which might be influenced by the stress of being accused of a crime, can and will impact your case. The police do not have your best interests at heart and are merely trying to booster the case against you. Do not speak with the police unless it is at the recommendation of your defense attorney.
  2. Do not speak to anyone about the charges — it would be wise to take it a step further—do not discuss the sex crime allegations or circumstances surrounding it with anyone besides your defense attorney. Police investigators will interview those close to you in an effort to gather evidence against you. It is best not to make any statements concerning the allegations because it could harm your case.
  3. Immediately retain a skilled criminal defense attorney — as soon as you have been charged with a sex crime, or even when you suspect you may be, it is crucial that you immediately retain the assistance of an experienced sex crimes attorney. Once you have been charged, proceedings against you will move quickly and aggressively. The Commonwealth is notoriously tough on sex crimes. By retaining a skilled criminal defense attorney as soon as possible, you are giving yourself the best chance at mounting a successful defense. A criminal defense attorney will immediately set out interviewing those involved in the incident, subpoena crucial evidence, and challenge any violations that occurred to your rights. These steps taken at an early stage of the proceedings can make the difference between an acquittal and a conviction. Do not gamble with your future.
  4. Educate yourself and begin preparing your defense — educate yourself on the charge or charges against you and the possible penalties you face. Research potential defense attorneys thoroughly and only go with an experienced local sex crimes attorney. With the assistance of the attorney you select, begin gathering crucial documents and identifying witnesses who may help your defense. Consider what experts might aid your defense, and what psychological testing could assist you. Early preparation is key to your defense.
  5. Realize the seriousness of the charges — all too often, individuals charged with sex crimes might feel that because they are innocent, there is no possibility of conviction; or think that the prosecution has no case, so there is no need to worry. This kind of attitude can result in conviction. The reality is that innocent people are convicted of sex crimes at alarming rates. In fact, one study examining old sexual assault convictions cleared by new DNA evidence found that between 8 and 15% of convicted offenders were actually innocent. Further, you cannot predict the strength of the prosecution’s case. You never know what witnesses may be located last minute or evidence overturned. A sex offense charge is always a serious matter. It should never be taken lightly. Your best defense will always be retaining an experienced, aggressive sex crimes attorney as soon as possible.
Possible Defenses Against a Sex Crime Charge

Your skilled criminal defense attorney will examine the facts of your case and select the best defense for your particular circumstances. The following is a list of the most common defenses against sex crime charges:

  1. Reveal the accuser’s illicit motive — one possible defense is to uncover the illicit motivation behind the accuser’s claims. This may include a failed relationship, an attempt to cover up guilt after consensual sex, divorce or custody disputes, manipulation of children, etc. A skilled defense attorney will thoroughly investigate your case and uncover whether the accuser has an illicit motive.
  2. Challenge the evidence — this can include attempts to suppress the evidence because it was wrongly obtained or contaminated, or the hiring of outside experts to examine the evidence. Challenges to the physical evidence against you can prove crucial to your defense, as police officers must comply with stringent standards for the collection and preservation of evidence that often they fail to follow. An experienced criminal defense attorney will know what motions to suppress evidence should be filed and what evidence should be tested by an outside expert.
  3. Expose tainted testimony — this defense is particularly suited for child abuse allegations. Children are highly susceptible to biased or suggestive interviewing. A child’s testimony can become tainted if the child has been exposed to this corrosive type of interviewing. A skilled criminal defense attorney will uncover potential tainted testimony and seek to exclude it.
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman Will Aggressively Defend Against Your Sex Crime Charge

The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman has over twenty years experience defending clients like you against all variety of sex crimes. Stephen Neyman understands the seriousness of your sex crime charge and will begin mounting your defense immediately. After the initial client interview, our legal team and our investigative team will work tirelessly to expose the flaws in the district attorney’s case. When necessary, we interview all persons who are able to expose the illicit motive of the accuser. We look closely into suspect police investigative practices to make sure our client’s rights were not violated. When they are, we challenge these practices before a judge and, if necessary a jury. We will do whatever is required to prove our client’s innocence. Call The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman today at 617-263-6800 to schedule your initial consultation.

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Case Results » Sex Crimes
  • 10 Counts of Aggravated Rape of a Child and 32 Counts of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Under the Age of Fourteen and 1 Count of Intimidation of a Witness Against Real Estate Developer Nolle Prossed

    Our client was indicted with 43 felonies charging indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14, G.L. c. 265 section 13B, aggravated rape of a child, G.L. c. 265 section 23A, and intimidation of a witness, G.L. c. 268 section 13B. The government alleged that in the summer of 2016, our client molested, raped and threatened his stepdaughter over a period of months. If convicted our client was looking at a mandatory 10 year sentence and up to life. We spent nearly two years investigating this case. At least 5 prosecutors were involved in the prosecution at one time or another. We were able to demonstrate that one of the prosecutors concealed exculpatory information from the grand jury and that the same prosecutor misled the grand jury about the facts of the case. Recently, a prosecutor with unassailable ethics took a close look at our motion to dismiss. Agreeing that there had been improprieties, this prosecutor nolle prossed the case. All 43 charges were dismissed. 

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  • Charges of Photographing an Unsuspecting Person in the Nude Against Renowned Writer to be Dismissed

    Our client is a well known writer who has recently sold some best selling stories. Several months ago he was working at a production company, writing, editing and overseeing a movie. One of the employees observed him "upskirting" a woman who was also employed at that facility. The police were called. They interviewed our client who accepted responsibility for what he had done. He was charged with attempting to photograph an unsuspecting person in the nude in violation of G.L. c. 272 section 105(b). He immediately hired our office to represent him. We had him evaluated by a well known forensic psychologist who concluded that he was not a risk to reoffend and that his actions were brought on by depression triggered by a substantial personal matter. Based on this set of circumstances, we prevailed on the judge to continue the matter without a finding CWOF. The case will be dismissed after the completion of a short probationary period during which our client must engage in counseling. 

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  • Charge of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person Over the Age of 14 Against Law Enforcement Officer Dismissed

    Our client is a law enforcement officer in a large suburban Boston city. About a year ago he was involved in a skirmish involving the boyfriend of his stepdaughter. The police arrived following a 911 call. During their investigation the step daughter told officers that the fight centered on her complaint that years earlier our client had sexually assaulted her. The police recorded their interview of the step daughter. She complained that in 2017 she was home sick with a very serious virus, one that typically requires isolation and hospitalization. Her mother was out however her younger sister and the defendant were home. She complained that our client went into her bedroom wearing only boxer underwear. He then began to kiss her and fondly her private areas. He was charged with indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14, a felony under G.L. c. 265 section 13H. Our office was able to demonstrate that the step daughter never had this virus and that her sister refuted her allegations. Today, the day of trial all charges were dismissed. 

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