Suffolk County is the Massachusetts county that contains Boston, the state's capital and biggest city. It also includes Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop to the northeast, and Logan International Airport. Suffolk County was one of the four original "shires" created by colonial government in the 1600s, but was much larger at the time. Many of the towns and cities originally included in Suffolk County are now parts of Worcester County or Norfolk County. Because Boston is a major part of the county, it's a very ethnically and economically diverse area, with many languages spoken. Suffolk County is served by the Suffolk Superior Court at Three Pemberton Square in Boston, and the Chelsea District Court in Chelsea. Eight Boston Municipal Court divisions within the city have duties similar to District Courts. Boston is also home to federal courts, the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
Strong Defense to Sex Charges
If you're charged with a sex crime in Suffolk County, you're facing serious penalties touching nearly every part of your life. Sex crimes frequently carry long prison sentences in Massachusetts, or leave the decision up to a jury by mandating a sentence of "life or any amount of years." When you're facing the kind of accusation that attracts heavy media attention, that can lead to punitive jury decisions and long times behind bars. Even worse, popular sentiment has made many sex crimes into registrable offenses in Massachusetts, which means people who are released after serving their sentences must register with the state for 20 years to life. And because people can react quickly and emotionally to sex crimes, those accused can find themselves friendless and jobless once charges are known — before they are proven.
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman has been defending Massachusetts residents from serious charges like this for more than 20 years. We handle all types of sex crime, from relatively minor issues like statutory rape and possession of child pornography to serious felonies like sexual assault and distribution of child pornography. We believe all defendants deserve a strong defense to criminal charges, especially charges as grave as sex crimes often are. When you're represented by us, that means a full investigation into the facts of the case, including circumstances and relationships that might have influenced the behavior of all the people involved. It also means aggressive negotiation with prosecutors for lowered charges or dropped charges when appropriate. And if we go to trial, we present the jury with a strong defense and a complete picture of the client's actions.
Suffolk County Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer
In Suffolk County and throughout Massachusetts, it pays to get experienced legal advice when you face sex-related criminal charges. Even relatively minor sex crimes can carry years in prison, post-release sex offender registration and damaging results in your personal and professional lives. Don't hesitate — call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman today to discuss your case and your legal options. With offices in downtown Boston, our law firm represents people in Suffolk County and across eastern Massachusetts, in municipal, District and Superior Courts. And we offer free initial telephone consultations, so you can talk to us without worrying about the cost. To set up a talk, send us a message online or call today at (617) 263-6800.