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Child Sexual Abuse & Molestation

Child Sexual Abuse Attorney in Quincy

A Trusted Firm for Sex Crime Defense in Massachussetts

At the Quincy criminal defense law firm of Sweeney & Associates, LLC, in Quincy, we understand the severe nature of sex crimes accusations. Our attorneys provide practical advice and aggressive defense representation in the face of the most serious criminal matters.


If you or a loved one has been charged, or an investigation is underway, contact us for a free, confidential consultation.


You may be charged criminally for committing a sex crime against a child in Massachusetts up to 27 years after the crime occurred based solely on the victim's statement. Massachusetts also allows you to be criminally charged more than 27 years after the crime occurred if there is independent evidence supporting the victim's story such as physical evidence. The statute of limitation begins from either the date the crime is reported, or if the victim was under 16 when the crime occurred, then from the day the victim turns 16.

Sex crimes committed against children are prosecuted vigorously in this state and that means you face the very real possibility of a lengthy state prison sentence (up to life in prison) and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration if you are released from prison.

What Should I Do If I Am Under Investigation?

If you are under investigation for a serious sex crime, you should consult with an experienced Quincy criminal defense defense attorney as soon as possible. It is likely that prosecutors have been building a case against you for months or even years. Once you have been criminally charged, the prosecution will not want to dismiss any of the charges against you. The prosecution will move full steam ahead.

Our Quincy criminal defense lawyers will work tirelessly for you:

  • We advocate on your behalf throughout the legal process.
  • We evaluate the alleged victim's credibility thoroughly.
  • We determine whether or not the alleged victim was coached by someone to make false accusations.
  • In some cases, we focus our strategies on minimizing the penalty.

Unfortunately, our firm often represents clients who have been falsely accused. Even so, it still takes months and sometimes years to prove they did not commit a crime. These kinds of cases can be hard to defend because if the case goes to trial, it often comes down to the child's word against our client's. It is hard for jurors to understand why a child would lie.

Our firm prides itself on figuring out the reason the victim came forward through painstakingly reviewing all the evidence, including the inconsistencies in the victim's statements to provide the best defense available.

Defending Clients in Massachusetts

At Sweeney &Associates, LLC, our Quincy criminal lawyers defend clients facing these serious felony charges in Canton, Quincy, across the Commonwealth, and the nearby areas. The mere accusation that a person has committed a sex crime against a child can rip a family apart, wreck careers and wreak havoc in their lives.

Our firm has been helping clients in this area for over 15 years. We prepare our clients and their families for the tough road that lies ahead.

While we approach and defend every case as if it will end in a trial, we will still continue to work behind the scenes for a favorable outcome. Our goal is to prevent serious, long-lasting consequences like registration as a sex offender, the destruction of your reputation, and a sentence in prison or jail.

Compassionate, Aggressive Advocacy

Whether it's a misunderstanding or a matter in which life imprisonment is a real possibility, we will work tirelessly to advocate on your behalf and to achieve the best possible outcome. Please contact us online or call us at (617) 300-0212 for a free, confidential consultation with one of our lawyers.


We are responsive 24/7, offer fixed and hourly billing rates, and we accept all major credit cards.

Free Case Evaluation

Sweeney & Associates, LLC is proud to offer prospective clients a complimentary initial case evaluation. We understand that every case is unique and will take this time to get to know the details of your situation and begin discussing your legal options for achieving the best possible outcome. As we understand that the reputation of you and your family is at stake, this consultation is completely confidential.

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