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Recent Posts in Sex Crimes Category

  • The Dangers of Internet Encounters

    We have received many calls from both men and women who met someone online, then met them in person, and after trying to break off the relationship whether it was after a first date or lengthy relationship, found themselves on the receiving end of some frightening behavior. You may encounter someone who is constantly calling or texting you, showing up invited at your house or work, or sending ...
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  • Peeping Toms, Upskirting, and the Punishment for Recording Someone

    At Sweeney & Associates we have seen a steady increase in people charged with voyeur related crimes over the past several years. While this can be attributed to a number of different reasons, it is likely because it is now much easier to record someone without their knowledge. Peeping Tom and Upskirting cases are the most common voyeur crimes we represent people against and are criminalized in ...
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  • Problems with GPS Monitoring in Massachusetts

    Under Current law any person convicted of a sex offense is the required to wear a GPS bracelet for the duration of their probation. That will all change as a result of the Supreme Judicial Court’s recent decision in Commonwealth v. Feliz . Now the judge will have to determine based on a defendant’s specific characteristics and facts of their case whether they should be required to wear a GPS ...
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  • Rape: Definitions, Penalties, and Collateral Consequences

    One of the most difficult charges to explain to family and friends is when you are charged with Rape . We have MANY clients who were either out on a date or in a relationship that went bad and now have found themselves charged with this crime for what they deemed to be consensual sex. There is a stigma surrounding anyone accused of Rape which can lead to strain on your relationships with family ...
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