Some of the most damaging crimes to be charged with involve sex. These charges can be brought without any physical evidence, amounting to one person's word that the accused is guilty. Even if the accused is later cleared of any criminal charges, they may face continued social stigma for their perceived crime. For these reasons, it is imperative for a person charged with a sex crime to get a strong criminal defense lawyer to protect them from unfounded charges.
Massachusetts Sex Crimes
The term "sex crime" includes all types of criminal violations involving sexual activity, abuse, exploitation or actions taken for sexual gratification. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Dhar Law, LLP, in Charlestown represent clients who face a wide range of sex crime charges, including:
- Rape and Sexual Assault — Rape involves nonconsensual sexual intercourse by force, threat or from the inability to consent. Indecent assault that does not include allegations of intercourse, the crime can be charged as indecent assault.
- Statutory Rape - Statutory rape involves sexual intercourse by someone with a person who is under the age of 16. It does not matter whether the person involved thought the sex was consensual.
- Solicitation for sex — Massachusetts law states that it is illegal to request or agree to have someone perform a sexual act in exchange for money. The actual sexual act does not have to be performed to commit the crime of solicitation.
- Lewdness and indecent exposure — Conviction of these crimes can negatively affect your current job or future employment opportunities.
Protect Yourself Against The Stigma Of A Sex Crime Conviction
At Dhar Law, LLP, we have a committed team of lawyers with years of experience defending clients charged with a wide range of sex crimes. If you or a loved one faces a charge of rape, solicitation, sexual assault or any other sex offense, don't take chances on your future. Call 617-391-0592 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.