Preparing For Facing Sex Crime Charges In Massachusetts

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In this article, you will discover:

  • The most common types of sex crimes our firm handles.
  • The role the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has in a case.
  • Whether you may need to register as a sex offender for a sex crime.

What Are The Most Common Types Of Sex Crimes Cases Your Firm Handles?

The most common sex crimes we handle are sexual assaults and pornography related crimes. We have experience across an array of sex crime cases.

If You Suspect You May Be Arrested In Massachusetts On Sex Crime Charges, Should You Hire An Attorney Now Or Wait Until You’re Arrested?

If you suspect you may be arrested for a sex crime, you should hire an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help shape your case and influence whether you are charged and what you will be charged with. An attorney can put your version of events forward in an effort to avoid you getting charged at all or being charged with a lesser offense.

If I Am Being Investigated For A Sex Crime, Is It Likely I Will Be Arrested Soon?

Whether or not you are arrested depends on the specific facts of your individual case.

If the charge is something like a child pornography charge, then no. These kinds of charges can take a long time to go from search warrant to arrest. Other sex offenses like alleged violence against children or rape, tend to move much more quickly.

Does Every Sex Crime Conviction In Massachusetts Result Into The Offender Registering As A Sex Offender?

Being convicted of the vast majority of sex crimes in Massachusetts requires you to register as a sex offender.

What Are The Most Common Reasons False Sexual Assault Charges Are Made?

False sexual assault charges are most commonly made when there is some other conflict between the two parties. These tend to be within their family or other relationships.

What Is The Statute Of Limitation On Sex Crime Charges In Massachusetts?

Massachusetts’ statute of limitations for sex crimes varies by the crime. Several factors come into play, such as the age of the alleged victim and the age of the offender at the time of the allegation.

How Do You Defend Cases Where The Accuser Is No Longer Pressing Any Charges? Does That Automatically Mean That The Charges Against Me Are Dropped And Off The Record?

Charges are not necessarily automatically dropped if the accuser no longer wishes to press charges.

Since cases are prosecuted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, not by the alleged victim, the charges would not necessarily be dropped. The Commonwealth can elect to go forward even if the alleged victim is no longer interested in doing so. Alleged victims often change their mind about what they want to see happen is very common, and but those changes will not necessarily result in the termination of prosecution.

For more information on Facing Sex Crime Charges In Massachusetts, an initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (508) 570-3037 or fill out a contact form today.

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