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Sex Crimes Lawyer in Boston

Hire a Former Prosecutor to Combat Your Case

A sex crime accusation can be devastating to your reputation and may result in years of prison time, expensive fines, and mandatory sex offender registration. At the Jack Diamond Law Offices, we tenaciously defend people accused of sex crimes. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Jack Diamond knows both sides of the legal scene. He applies this experience to each case to give his clients a unique advantage.

Our office is available 24/7 at (617) 925-6772. Call now to discuss your case. We also have offices in Hingham, Quincy, and Plymouth.

We know that sex crime cases involve highly sensitive and personal information. Rest assured that our Boston sex crimes lawyer will respect the attorney-client privilege as we work with you.

When It Is Your Word against Theirs

Unfortunately, most sex crime cases are a “he said she said” debate. There are rarely witnesses. The state of Massachusetts defines sexual assault as a crime in which an offender subjects a victim to sexual contact that is unwanted or offensive. Sometimes, the lines that govern unwanted or offensive contact can be blurry. We will do our best to fight for a case dismissal or a not guilty verdict based on the evidence that we are given, the way in which the case has been conducted, and your story.

Sexual Assault or Battery in Massachusetts

There are two different categories of sexual assault where battery is associated: indecent assault and battery and aggravated sexual assault. This does not include cases of rape or statutory rape, which often result in harsher penalties.

Some of the penalties for sex crimes are as follows:

  • Indecent assault or battery on a person over 14: Up to five years in prison
  • Indecent assault or battery on a person under 14: A maximum of 10 years in prison
  • Indecent assault or battery on a person with a mental disability: A maximum of 10 years in prison
  • Indecent assault or battery of an elderly person or a person with a physical disability: A maximum of 10 years in prison
  • Aggravated indecent assault of a child under 14: A minimum of 10 years in prison with a maximum life sentence

If a case of sexual assault results in medical attention for the victim, it is considered aggravated sexual assault. These cases merit longer prison sentences than cases of indecent assault and battery.

Sex Offender Registration

One of the most embarrassing and frustrating penalties for a sex crime is mandatory sex offender registration. If you are forced to register, anyone can look up your name in the online sex offender registry. Registration may also govern where you can live and whether or not you are allowed near public parks or schools. It is a penalty that will follow you long after your sentence has been served. Guilty parties that do not comply with the registration requirement may be imprisoned.

Call (617) 925-6772 or contact us online to talk with a Boston sex crimes attorney at our firm.