Wellesley Sex Crimes
Near the crossing of the Massachusetts Turnpike and Interstate 95, Wellesley is a suburb of Boston and a college town of about 27,000 people. In addition to being the home of the private, women-only Wellesley College, it contains private coeducational business school Babson College. Wellesley was originally part of Dedham and later, Needham, but broke away in 1880. Forty years later, it and many other Boston suburbs experienced massive growth due to the rise of streetcars, which made outlying areas affordable for people with jobs in Boston. Modern Wellesley residents can use several highways or MBTA commuter rail to get to the city or other towns, and students can take advantage of express bus service offered by their colleges. The Dedham District Court and the Dedham Superior Court serve Wellesley residents in legal matters. Less serious felony trials and misdemeanors like possession of child pornography go to the District Court, and rape, indecent assault and battery and other serious felonies are heard at the Superior Court.
Serious Sex Charges Deserve Experienced Criminal Defense
A sex-related criminal charge deserves your full and immediate attention, because sex crimes carry heavy penalties. In Massachusetts, even a relatively minor charge like statutory rape can carry a sentence of “life or any amount of years” in prison. That means juries have the power to hand you a very long prison sentence for consensual sex with someone under age 16. In addition, state law allows you to be sentenced to sex offender registration for a variety of sex crimes, not just crimes related to children. Sex offender registration can last for decades or for life, and you could spend more time in jail for failure to register as a sex offender. Other civil penalties include losing your professional license or facing professional discipline in an administrative proceeding. Employers can simply fire you for sex-related charges, sometimes before you have a chance to defend yourself in court. And those same attitudes can strain your relationships and standing in your town.
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman can help. We have represented Massachusetts criminal defendants since 1990, when we first opened our firm. Since then, we’ve built a record of success defending serious sex crimes, which we’re proud to share with potential clients. Clients sometimes feel that their cases are hopeless because of law enforcement prejudice or the strength of the other side’s story, but we actually have many ways to defend sex-related charges. For one thing, police officers make mistakes at work just like everyone else, and some are especially inclined to make mistakes when dealing with sex crimes they personally dislike. Some of those mistakes taint the evidence they uncover against you, which means we can fight to have the evidence thrown out, leaving prosecutors without a strong case. When appropriate, we also look into hidden motivations of the accuser, because credibility is vital in sex crimes, which frequently have no third-party witness.
Wellesley Sex Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you’re charged with a serious sex crime in Wellesley, don’t hesitate to call the Law Offices of Stephen Neyman for help. Our lead attorney is Stephen Neyman, who has more than 20 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney and previously served as a criminal prosecutor. Working on both sides of criminal cases gives him insight into the best way to fight the most common legal tricks prosecutors use, and he puts that insight to work for clients. Our law offices in downtown Boston give us easy access to criminal courts throughout eastern Massachusetts, including courts in Dedham and other parts of Norfolk County. For a free initial telephone consultation on your case, send us an email or call us today at (617) 263-6800.