Sharon Sex Crimes
Named for the Sharon plain in Israel, Sharon is a town of 17,600 people in Norfolk County. Its position near Interstate 95 south of Boston makes it a way station for people traveling between Boston and Providence, as well as those heading for football games in neighboring Foxborough. An affluent suburb, Sharon borders several state parks and conservation lands as well as Lake Massapoag, giving residents many options for hiking and outdoor recreation. The town is also reputed to have a large Jewish population, and was a summer home for composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. Another famous Sharon resident was Deborah Sampson, a Revolutionary War heroine who dressed as a man in order to fight for American independence. Sharon, being a relatively small town, uses the Stoughton District Court when residents are charged with misdemeanor crimes and minor felonies like statutory rape. More serious felony crimes like distribution of child pornography and date rape are heard at the Dedham Superior Court to the north.
Vigorous Defense Against Serious Sex Charges
If you’re charged with a sex crime in Norfolk County or anywhere else in Massachusetts, you should get help right away. Sex crimes are some of the most harshly penalized crimes in Massachusetts. Because these crimes can provoke revulsion or other strong feelings, there’s a great deal of public support for harsh penalties. As a result, political leaders often make a PR spectacle out of pushing for longer prison sentences and steep civil penalties such as sex offender registration. And that means convicted sex offenders are unlikely to simply serve their time and move on. In addition to long stretches in prison, people convicted of sex crimes in Massachusetts are likely to face sex offender registration for 20 years to life, as well as a personal and social stigma. And those who work in education, police work or other sensitive fields may find that their careers are over — in fact, they can be fired long before they’re convicted of any crime.
Fortunately, the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman has many ways to fight serious sex charges, even when the charges are very serious and the public seems to have already judged the defendant. In fact, charges that upset the community may give our experienced attorneys an opportunity to be very selective about the jurors that will try our clients. All jurors are asked whether they can be fair and impartial, and in sex cases, many people will honestly say no, allowing us to dismiss a number of them right away. This trims down the list of jurors to people who have really thought about the importance of judging the case on the facts, not on their emotional reactions to the charges. And that gives us a better chance to win over the jury with a strong, well-argued defense. To develop that defense, our firm does its own investigation into the facts, including the backgrounds of the people involved as well as circumstantial and physical evidence. When applicable, we also look at whether the police handled your case appropriately, because civil rights violations and bad assumptions can be enough to taint the evidence and get it thrown out of court.
Sharon Sex Crimes Criminal Defense Attorney
For more than 20 years, the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman has represented clients who are facing sex crimes and other serious criminal charges in Massachusetts. We handle sex cases of all kinds, even those that might attract negative reactions in the media and the community. We have a strong record of success defending sex crimes, which includes dismissal of charges, reduced charges and fair plea deals as well as not guilty verdicts. Based in downtown Boston, we represent clients regularly in courts across eastern Massachusetts, including Norfolk County courts. And we offer free initial telephone consultations to allow clients to get to know us and get a quick answer about their situations. To speak to us today, call our office at (617) 263-6800 or send us a message online.