Sex Crimes

If you have been accused of a sex crime your reputation and possibly your freedom is on the line. That is why it is important for you to contact a well respected top notch Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney like Kathleen McCarthy. Attorney McCarthy has been handling sex crimes cases for over 20 years with great success. The array of sex crimes in Massachusetts is expansive and the consequences of being convicted can be devastating. You can lose your liberty, your job and your status in your community. People tend to avoid and shun those who have been accused of committing sex crimes. That is why it is important for you to hire a sex crimes defense lawyer who commands respect among her piers and the judges who will hear these cases. That lawyer is Kathleen McCarthy.

Massachusetts Sex Crimes

Over the years Massachusetts laws have identified scores of sex crimes. A conviction for most of these crimes requires you to register with the Sex Offender Registry Board or SORB. Certain categories of SORB registration provide for direct dissemination of your conviction to the general public. This allows your neighbors, friends and members of your community to find out that you have been convicted of a Massachusetts Sex Crime and labeled a sex offender. Avoiding this stigma starts with finding and retaining Massachusetts Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers like Kathleen McCarthy as soon as possible.

Types of Sex Crimes in Massachusetts

Of all the sex crimes in Massachusetts the following list encompasses many of the more common offenses. Attorney McCarthy has handled all of these types of sex crimes and more.

Collateral Consequences Of Admissions Or Convictions For These Types Of Crimes

Being charged with these types of crime jeopardizes your freedom, reputation and potentially one’s citizenship. Any type of finding for this type of crime may have immigration consequences so it is vital that if an individual charged with this crime is not a United States citizen he or she must contact a criminal defense attorney that is familiar with the laws in that area.

Attorney McCarthy has successfully represented non-citizens charged with crimes in which his or her ability to remain in the country has been an issue in the case. It is also important to remember that even legal permanent residents are not citizens and can run into difficulty with Immigration if convicted of certain types of crimes.

Potential Issues For Defendant’s Facing Sex Offenses While Attending School

Facing a sex related criminal charge can also trigger issues with academic institutions. Whether a defendant is in a private or public high school or a private of public college or university he or she may face disciplinary action by the school under certain circumstances.

In the event that an academic entity takes action against a student charged with a crime-the student should immediately contact an attorney. Often the student will face administrative hearings that are focused on whether he or she can continue on at the school or whether a suspension or dismissal is appropriate. However, the student often does not realize that anything he or she says during this type of hearing or to an investigator can be used against him or her in the criminal arena. In most situations law enforcement and the academic institution are often working together. It is imperative to have an attorney represent someone in this situation because the student’s educational future, personal liberty and reputation are at stake. It is important not to take this situation lightly. Contact a criminal attorney immediately if you find yourself or someone you love in this type of situation.

If you have been charged with one of these crimes do not wait to have someone get started with your defense. Knowledgeable Massachusetts Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers like Kathleen McCarthy will aggressively defend against these allegations. Our office will make sure that all of your rights are protected and that you are properly defended. Kathleen McCarthy does not wait for prosecutors to show their hand. She works aggressively to protect your rights and your reputation. Contact Attorney Kathleen McCarthy so that she can start working on your defense.

Case Results » Sex Crimes

  • Case To Be Dismissed Against Defendant Charged With Sex For A Fee February, 2015

    An unsuspecting male agreed to meet an undercover Detective at a downtown hotel in response to an advertisement. According to the police report, the pair spoke on the phone and a meeting was arranged. When the male arrived at the location, he was arrested and charged with sex for a fee—even though there was no sexual contact or exchange of money. The police maintained that the alleged agreement of sex for payment supported the charge. Attorney McCarthy negotiated a general continuance with a dismissal provided the defendant pays court costs and does not get rearrested. The defendant did NOT have to admit to any facts and was NOT found guilty.

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  • Charge Of Failing To Register As A Sex Offender To Be Dismissed Over Objection Of The Commonwealth December, 2013

    The defendant was charged with failing to register as a sex offender. The defendant was charged after the defendant secured employment and unwittingly failed to register at his place of employment. The Commonwealth requested that the defendant receive a year in jail and be placed on lifetime community parole because of this one lapse in over a decade. Our office convinced the judge to continue the case for a period of time and if the defendant does not have any further difficulties to dismiss the case. Assuming the defendant continues on the straight and narrow path, the case will be dismissed.

  • Attorney McCarthy Successfully Achieves Dismissal Of Case Against Client Charged With Sex For A Fee September, 2013

    An undercover police officer approached a stopped vehicle. According to the police report, there was a discussion about oral sex being performed for a price. Before the unsuspecting defendant could get out of the car he was surrounded and charged with sex for a fee.

    The District Attorney's Office recommended that the defendant, who had NO record, be found guilty and sentenced to a term of probation. Attorney McCarthy presented the defendant's impressive work history, commitment to family and community and the judge dismissed the case over the Commonwealth's objection.