Allegations related to sex crimes carry unique and severe repercussions. Even before any verdict, the mere accusation can lead to job loss and tarnish a person’s reputation in the community. Despite the principle of “innocent until proven guilty,” the court of public opinion often hastily passes judgment.
In such challenging circumstances, choosing the right sex crime defense attorney is paramount. The team at Coughlin Law Group PC in Boston, Massachusetts, is well-versed in defending individuals facing these charges. Our highly experienced sexual assault lawyers will relentlessly fight to safeguard your rights, freedom, and reputation. We handle a range of cases including:
Sexual Assault: As a term, “sexual assault” includes all forms of unwanted sexual contact. Our sex offense lawyers will tirelessly work to defend you, regardless of the specific sexual assault charge you’re facing.
Rape: Rape cases often boil down to a “he said, she said” scenario. Our skilled rape lawyers will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the allegations against you, not shying away from questioning the alleged victim’s character to protect your reputation and rights when necessary.
Statutory Rape: Massachusetts law states that the age of consent is 16. Sexual intercourse with a minor under 16 is deemed a crime, with penalties increasing if the child is under 14, or if the age difference between the parties is more than five years.
Indecent Exposure: Crimes like flashing or public genital exposure are unlawful acts, with convictions leading to up to six months in jail and a $200 fine.
Internet Sex Crimes: Charges such as online solicitation of a minor, possession or distribution of child pornography carry severe repercussions. Our seasoned sex offender lawyers can help safeguard your reputation and freedom.
Indecent Assault and Battery: This charge involves unwanted sexual touching of an individual over 14 years of age. As a sex crime, it may necessitate registration as a sex offender.
With the state government utilizing vast resources and prosecutors relentlessly seeking severe penalties, you need a robust defense. Possible outcomes of sex crimes cases include imprisonment, mandatory registration as a sex offender, court-ordered sex offender treatment, probation, and considerable restrictions on your personal freedom.
The Coughlin Law Group will gather the facts of your case, and uncover any potential flaws in the prosecution’s theory. Key questions we’ll examine include:
Did the police violate your constitutional rights?
Have you been falsely accused?
Are you being charged with a higher-level offense than the facts of your case warrant?
Have you been incorrectly accused as a co-conspirator?
Should mitigating factors be considered in your case?
As a client of our firm, you will work with attorneys experienced in state and federal jury trials. With one of our senior partners being a former prosecutor, you will have the advantage of valuable insights into the opposing side’s tactics. We’ll dedicate ourselves to defending your rights and interests, striving for the best-case scenario for your case.. For a comprehensive legal defense that respects your rights and fights for your future, reach out to us today. We handle cases in district, superior, and federal courts throughout Massachusetts. Contact us online or call us at 617-758-8888.