In sex crimes cases, police officers and prosecutors often operate with a "witch hunt" mentality that results in arrests and indictments on unsubstantiated accusations, illegally obtained evidence or just plain false arrests. This approach can cause huge problems for people who are the subject of investigations and charges.
At Sweeney & Associates, LLC, we understand the importance of discretion when defending a client against a sex crime charge and will work tirelessly behind the scenes to fight for your right to privacy. These cases are often tried in the court of public opinion as well as a court of law.
If you retain us, we will focus on protecting your reputation and, if at all possible, making charges go away as quickly and quietly as possible, preventing potential collateral damage. We will aggressively protect your rights and work toward an outcome that will not result in a conviction or SORB registration.
If you are under investigation for a sex offense, the most important thing to do is to remain silent and contact an attorney. Do not speak to the police, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) or anyone else who wants to question you about your involvement in a sex crime.
The police will often tell you that they just want to hear your side, but do not believe them. The police only want a statement from you, so they can make a stronger case against you, and will do and say whatever they can to elicit a response they are looking for. This has led to numerous convictions based on false confessions.
If you have already been arrested and charged with a sex crime, don't just wait to see what will happen next. Contact our firm today because your reputation and your future depend upon getting experienced, effective criminal defense representation.
Based in Massachusetts, the team of Quincy criminal defense attorneys Sweeney & Associates, LLC offers free, confidential consultations. You can reach our attorneys 24/7, when you need us most.
Contact us for a case evaluation to begin building your defense immediately.