Protecting Your Rights After A Sexual Assault Charge

If you've been charged with sexual assault, it can feel as if you are already guilty in the eyes of the public. Your friends, your employer – even your own family – may doubt your innocence. At J. W. Carney, Jr. and Associates, we will never doubt you. We believe in your story and your innocence, and we will fight to protect it.

Located in Boston, our lawyers have successfully defended clients throughout Massachusetts against sexual assault and rape. We can help you.

Sexual Assault And Rape Charges

In Massachusetts, the terms rape and sexual assault are often used interchangeably. However, there are legal differences. Sexual assault is a broader crime than rape, and encompasses any unwanted sexual act, such as unwanted sexual touching. Aggravated sexual assault involves unwanted sexual acts that result in physical harm to the victim.

These crimes are punished severely in Massachusetts. Depending on the circumstances involved – such as the type of act alleged, the age of the alleged victim and whether weapons were used – a conviction could result in anywhere from five years to life in prison, fines, GPS monitoring and required registration as a sex offender.

We Are Always On Your Side

Every day, people are falsely accused of sexual assault. Proving your innocence means exposing your accuser's story for what it is: a falsehood.

At J. W. Carney, Jr. and Associates, we begin your defense with a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the allegations. We want to know exactly what happened and when it happened. We also examine your accuser. Has he or she made false accusations before? Does he or she have a motive to lie? What do his/her family and friends think about the situation? What evidence does the prosecution have? Is there DNA?

Once we have all of the information, we begin building your defense. Our attorneys are committed to protecting your innocence and mitigating any of the possible negative consequences. No matter how bad the situation seems, we will fight for you.

Contact Our Firm

Sexual assault and rape are serious criminal offenses. You need to consult with experienced criminal defense attorneys immediately. Contact our firm today at 617-830-6760 or online.