Sex Crimes in Massachusetts
Massachusetts sex crimes — child molestation, pornography, sexual misconduct with a child, sexual exploitation of a minor, indecent assault and battery with a child, or any type of "date rape" offense — all come with a lifetime of serious problems. No one is above the consequences. You may be a Harvard professor, a doctor, a teacher or a Mass Pike toll collector. Regardless of your profession or income level, you will feel completely helpless looking like a sex offender even without any evidence weighed against you.
One of the hardest things you'll face as an accused sex offender is that most cases have no witnesses and charges rely on nothing other than "he said-she said" testimony. Knowing that a large number of cases involve only two people, allegations by alleged victims are sometimes all that police and investigators need to make an arrest or begin a criminal investigation.
There are several opportunities to defend sex crimes — consent, insufficient evidence, mistaken identity, innocence, state of mind and even evidence showing the alleged victim has some motive not to tell the truth or a history of not telling the truth in its entirety.
If you have been contacted by the police about a possible sex crime investigation, and you may be considered a suspect, do not provide a statement to the officers. Detectives may even tell you that they just want to chat and are not requesting a formal statement. This is not true. The police can — and often do — say almost anything (even lie) to get you to speak with them.
Whether you are a suspect in an ongoing investigation or you have already been charged with a Worcester "date rape" or other sex crime, you need to invest in the services of an aggressive Massachusetts sex crimes attorney who will give you the chance of the best possible outcome. Several defense attorneys at the Massachusetts DUI Defense Group are former prosecutors and know all of the different ins and outs of the Commonwealth's sex investigation unit.
Once the police agency submits its report to the district attorney's office, if said department has enough evidence to file charges, you will be arraigned in court, where you will plead not guilty. Your attorney will file discovery requests and a pretrial conference will be scheduled.