Sex crime charges include rape, sexual assault, battery (improper touching) on persons over age 14 or children under age 14, molestation, solicitation, and indecent exposure. No matter the sexual offense charged, there is no doubt that the accused experiences a great deal of embarrassment, grief, anxiety, fear, and often anger. If convicted of a sex-crime, a defendant faces lengthy jail terms, lofty monetary fines, and even the requirement of life-long registration under the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry laws. Clearly, this impacts your ability to find and maintain work, your personal relationships, and your everyday life. You also face the embarrassment of having your name and photograph plastered on a sex-offender website, visible to the public, where potential employers, significant others, friends and family, and neighbors can learn that you are a convicted sex offender. In short, being convicted of a sex crime can completely alter the course of your life and can be a life-long impediment that follows you wherever you go.It Is Imperative To Consult Experienced And Successful Criminal Defense Attorneys Right Away
The experienced Boston criminal defense lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. know that it is vital to contact our criminal attorneys as soon as you learn you are being investigated for a sexual offense, to preserve evidence and begin building the best defense possible. We have successfully defended hundreds of sex crimes over many years. Our criminal lawyers have also found success as prosecutors, so we know the tactics we will face and how to successfully defend you. Contact us today at 617-225-2100 for a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL consultation.We Represent Clients Throughout The Entire Criminal Process
At each phase of the criminal process, from our first meeting to any necessary appeal, probation, or parole, the experienced criminal lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. employ their full dedication, skill, and zeal to your individual case. We help our clients at each stage, including:
- The initial investigation
- Arrest for an accused offense
- Grand Jury indictment
- Charging of a criminal offense
- Bail hearing
- Any and all plea negotiations, evidence gathering, and discussion with the District Attorney's Office and the Prosecutor
- Criminal trial
- Investigation and reports before sentencing
- Any necessary appeal, writ, or motion post-conviction
- Probation compliance and terms
The right defense tactic to employ is completely dependent on the circumstances surrounding your individual case. Our Boston criminal defense attorneys will sit down with you and determine which course of action best suits your particular case. In general, there are a few defenses to sex crimes:
- Reasonable doubt regarding the occurrence of the alleged crime: Depending on the alleged crime and the factual details, we may contend that a sexual assault never actually occurred. Sadly, many times, sexual crimes are falsely and fraudulently alleged, often times for domestic reasons to "get back" at a wrongly accused defendant. Our attorneys have persuaded jurors in many cases that the alleged victim is not credible and that there exists reasonable doubt regarding the alleged crime.
- Misidentification of the alleged sex offender: A second tactic we may employ is admitting that an offense occurred, but denying that the accused was the person who committed the crime. Rape and assault by persons unknown to the victim often involve photo or in-person lineups or other means of identification. Our experienced and skilled criminal lawyers have successfully attacked the credibility of this evidence, be it through DNA or forensic evidence, mishandling of evidence, constitutional and evidentiary bars to introducing evidence, or be simply persuading a jury that the accused defendant was misidentified or the victim was not credible in her accusation.
- Consent of the alleged victim: The third, and perhaps most common, defense is to show that an alleged victim consented to the sexual act. Sadly, again, an alleged victim may wrongfully accuse or fraudulently accuse an alleged defendant of rape or sexual assault for devious and illegitimate reasons. Again, to successfully persuade a jury of this, you need experienced and skilled trial attorneys. We have shown that an alleged victim actually consented to a sexual act in many cases where rape and other sex crimes are alleged.
Again, no matter what sex crime you are being investigated for or charged with, it is imperative to call an experienced Boston criminal defense attorney at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. We have achieved hundreds of acquittals for our clients and will bring the most persuasive case possible on your behalf. Contact us today at 617-225-2100.