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
  • Rape Charges Against Supermarket Owner Dismissed

    The defendant owns a chain of supermarkets throughout the northeast. Several months ago he was charged with raping a co-worker by forcibly making her perform oral sex on him in his car. Charges under G.L. c. 265 Section 22 issued. Attorney Neyman was retained to defend the man. We were able to access video security footage of the area where the victim claimed to have been raped. The video clearly showed that not only did the defendant not commit the act but he was not even in the area where she claimed that the act occurred. The case was dismissed.

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  • Rape Charges Against Local College Hockey Player Dismissed

    On October 9, 2018 a woman residing in a Merrimack Valley town went to the police station to report that she had been raped twenty six months earlier by a local college hockey player. The woman detailed an incident that allegedly occurred at a house party. The woman complained that the defendant whispered into her ear and tried to get her to touch his private area. He attempted to put his hand down her pants several times. She drank some beer and felt as if her arms "weighed a thousand pounds". She next remembered laying on a bed next to the defendant. He was holding her arms and wrists and forced digital penetration of her vagina. This was followed by him putting on a condom and raping her with his penis. Her statement to the police resulted in rape charged being filed under G.L. c. 265 Section 22(b) and drugging for sexual intercourse G.L. c. 272 Section 3. The defendant hired Attorney Stephen Neyman. Today, all charged against the man were dismissed.

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  • Charges of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Under the Age of Fourteen Dismissed Against Non-Citizen

    The defendant is a non-citizen living in northeastern Massachusetts. On June 24, 2018 the police were called to investigate a sexual assault on a child. They met with the victim's grandmother who directed her to the victim. Officers were told that she was sleeping when she suddenly felt somebody on top of her touching her breast and chest area. She turned over and saw that it was her stepfather who was committing the act. She got out of bed and fled to the bathroom. She began crying and ran to her grandmother's room who in turn called the police. The child's mother confirmed her complaints and the defendant was arrested and charged with indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14. The is a crime under G.L. c. 265 Section 13B. If convicted he would have served jail time, had to register as a sex offender and been deported. He hired Attorney Stephen Neyman to represent him. Today Attorney Neyman was able to get the case dismissed.

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