Waltham Sex Crimes
West of Cambridge, between Route 128 and the Massachusetts Turnpike, Waltham is a suburban city of about 60,000 people. It is home of Brandeis University and business school Bentley University, giving it a larger part-time student population. Waltham was an early mill town, but its population took off after the establishment of the Waltham Watch Company in 1854. That company became a major watchmaker and attracted workers, giving rise to the nickname "Watch City." It is also home to several historic mansions that reflect the city's former status as a site for summer homes of the wealthy. The Waltham District Court at 38 Linden Street serves local residents facing trials for misdemeanors or felony crimes carrying five years or fewer in prison. Citizens facing more serious criminal charges, such as date rape or indecent assault and battery, will use the Woburn Superior Court.
Take Your Sex-Related Criminal Charges Seriously
If you're charged with a sex crime in Waltham or anywhere else in Massachusetts, you should speak to an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. Sex crimes are treated differently from many other crimes, even serious ones, because of the way our society handles sexual matters. These attitudes, and their expression in politics, can inflate the sentences for people convicted of sex crimes. They can also lead to a legal obligation to register as a sex offender after release from prison, even for crimes not related to children or child pornography. This is a civil penalty, not a criminal penalty, so it's perfectly legal for the state to require registration for people who served their time years ago. Defendants in certain occupations also face civil penalties for their professional licenses, and all defendants can be harshly stigmatized in the community.
When you're facing these kinds of consequences, you should contact the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman right away. We represent people from all over eastern Massachusetts who are charged with serious sex crimes and related crimes, such as failure to register as a sex offender. Stephen Neyman, our lead attorney, has successfully represented numerous people accused of sex crimes in more than 20 years as a criminal defense lawyer. Depending on the situation, that can mean dropped or dismissed charges, a fair plea bargain or a trial leading to a verdict of not guilty. Some of our clients come to us believing that the case against them is too strong for a defense, but that's often not true. Some accusations come from people who regret encounters they consented to at the time, or people who have secret reasons to want the accused in legal trouble. We investigate thoroughly to find and expose these motivations in court.
Waltham Sex Crimes Defense Attorney
Sex charges can turn your life upside down, hurting your reputation, ending a career and threatening you with long prison sentences. If you're facing those kinds of charges, don't hesitate to call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman. Since 1990, our law firm has represented clients facing serious criminal charges throughout greater Boston, including Waltham and other parts of Middlesex County. We're proud of our record of success defending sex crimes and many other serious criminal charges. And we offer free initial telephone consultations, so you can call and tell us about your case at no cost and no further obligation. For a telephone consultation or to learn more, call our downtown Boston office today at (617) 263-6800 or send us an email.