Protecting Your Rights After Sex Crime Allegations In Massachusetts
A sex crime conviction can result in prison time, loss of reputation, and required registration as a “sex offender” or as a “sexually dangerous person.”
At Carney, Gaudet & Carney, we understand that sex crime allegations do not equal guilt. Our skilled legal team believes your account of events and serves as your trusted advocates. Some accusations are false, misconstrued or exaggerated.
Our firm has over 52 years of experience practicing criminal law. We have represented clients in many high-profile cases throughout the Boston area and understand how to provide the strong defense you need.
Protection From Serious Charges In Boston
Our sex crime defense attorneys confidently address difficult cases and have secured not-guilty verdicts at trial and successfully had clients’ charges dismissed or reduced to more appropriate levels. We offer qualified representation for Massachusetts residents facing all manner of sex crime charges, including:
- Child pornography
- Child sex abuse
- Distribution of lewd materials
- Title IX on a college campus
- Indecent exposure
- Deriving support from prostitution
- Rape and sexual assault
- Solicitation and human trafficking
- Statutory rape
We understand how to evaluate all aspects of your case to develop a strong defense strategy. Our firm can identify and prove instances of false testimony, tampered evidence, illegally obtained- evidence and other factors that could greatly impact your case’s final verdict.
Addressing Cases Involving Minors
Case severity and repercussions increase if the incident involves a minor. Carney, Gaudet & Carney can provide a qualified defense after these charges and explain the unique factors involved in your case.
Our legal team will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected and your case is presented in the best possible light against charges involving someone under the legal age of consent. A child’s testimony can be easily swayed to provide condemning information that lacks truth. Our team will carefully evaluate and question all unsuitable evidence. Do not leave your future to chance. Let Carney, Gaudet & Carney provide the knowledgeable sex crimes defense you require. As we represent you, we will also answer any questions you may have about your case.
What are the potential penalties if convicted?
Depending on the severity of your charges, such as whether a weapon was involved in the alleged crime, penalties for a conviction can include substantial fines, years to life in prison, mandatory registration on the sex offender registry (possibly for the rest of your life), monitored GPS tracking, mandatory psychotherapy, probation and community service.
What happens if I’m falsely accused?
Even under false allegations, you will still need to go through the criminal defense process. The first step you take should be contacting us so we can explore all options for proving your innocence.
What crimes require sex offender registration in Massachusetts?
Not every sex crime comes with mandatory registration. Some charges that do have this consequence include assault and battery of a child under the age of 14 or on a mentally challenged person, rape, lewd and lascivious actions with a minor, assault with the intention of committing rape, kidnapping a child, soliciting a minor and offenses related to child pornography.
How do I clear my record?
Depending on the charges on your record, you may be able to seal your record after your conviction. There is a mandatory length of time you will need to wait before pursuing this option. In most cases, convicts must wait 15 years to seal their records. We can review your unique situation and confirm your options.
Contact Us For Aggressive Sex Crime Defense In Boston
If you are charged with a sex crime, you need an aggressive sex crimes defense attorney to protect your future. With extensive experience in both state and federal court, our lawyers can provide the representation you need.