Somerville Sex Crimes
Adjacent to Boston and two universities, Somerville is the most densely populated city in the state of Massachusetts. Thanks in part to its location near railyards and industrial areas, it has historically been a less affluent area. That led to the nickname “Slummerville,” which persisted until a period of gentrification hit in the 1990s. Modern Somerville is a mixture of college students, young professionals and blue-collar families, including immigrant families as well as people native to Boston. This mixture has helped to push up salaries, sometimes causing tension within the city. Somerville is served by the Somerville District Court at 175 Fellsway, which also hears misdemeanors and minor felonies for neighboring Medford. Residents facing serious felony charges such as rape and sexual assault on a child can have their cases heard at the Middlesex County Superior Court in Woburn.
Don’t Wait to Get Help With Sex Charges
If you’re charged with a sex crime in Massachusetts, you face harsh penalties. The law allows harsh prison sentences for many sex crimes, even consensual statutory rape and other relatively minor crimes. If you’re convicted of a violent sex crime or a crime involving children, you are also likely to face mandatory sex offender registration after you complete a prison sentence, with more penalties for failure to register as a sex offender. These convictions can also cause serious problems in the defendant’s personal life and career. Employers can and do fire or discipline workers who are charged with a sex crime, even before the charges can be proven in court. People who need a professional license can face discipline or revocation of that license, ending their careers for good. And people faced with sex charges can be judged harshly in the community, hurting relationships and teaching them who their real friends are.
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman believes everyone, no matter what they are accused of doing, deserves a chance to prove their innocence. We fight for our clients to stay out of prison, stay out of trouble, and — importantly in sex cases — stay out of the media whenever possible. Remember, you are not guilty just because law enforcement thinks you are. To convict you of any crime, prosecutors must prove that crime beyond a reasonable doubt in court. Our sex crimes defense lawyers build a vigorous defense, using the facts and the evidence to create that reasonable doubt. If the evidence in your favor is strong early on, we may be able to get the charges reduced or dismissed before we even go to trial.
Somerville Rape Criminal Defense Law Firm
Sex crimes charges can threaten your freedom, your personal relationships, your career and your good name. If you’re accused of a sex crime in Massachusetts, you should get the help of an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman has represented criminal defendants in Massachusetts since 1990, and in that time, we’ve been able to win positive outcomes for many people accused of serious sex crimes. And because we understand how upsetting and stressful it is to face these charges, our initial telephone consultations are always free to potential clients. For your free telephone consultation, call (617) 263-6800 today or send us an email anytime.