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Sexual Assault & Rape

Quincy Sexual Assault Lawyer

Criminal Attorney for Sexual Assault & Rape - Call (617) 300-0212​​​​!

If you are convicted of sexual assault, rape or a similar crime, you will not only face a lengthy state prison sentence, but also the stigma of being a convicted felon and registered sex offender. The penalties are severe.

Generally, if you are only convicted of a single offense, you will have to register for 20 years, and you may have the possibility of petitioning for relief from registration after 10 years, depending on the crime. Certain crimes, including sexually violent offenses or certain sexual offenses against children, require lifetime registration with the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB).

Sexual assault charges must be defended aggressively, but discreetly. The accusation or charge alone can sully your reputation and that of your family. A conviction will place severe restrictions on the following:

  • Employment opportunities
  • Housing options
  • Educational plans
  • Gun rights

At Sweeney & Associates, LLC, our Quincy criminal defense lawyers understand the turmoil that is caused by being investigated and charged with a sexual offense. Our attorneys regularly defend people charged with sex offenses of all types in Greater Boston, and we have been doing so for more than 20 years. Contact us to get your questions answered.

Aggressively Defending Your Case

We absolutely intend to fight the charges against you.

  • We have had countless cases where, during the discovery process, we obtain information that draws the alleged victim's credibility into question.
  • We have also had success in obtaining medical and counseling records, which are often off-limits in these types of cases, and in discovering information contained in those records that allows us to resolve the case in a favorable manner to our clients.
  • Once we have reviewed all the information the Commonwealth intends to introduce at trial, we will have an in-depth conversation with you about the benefits and consequences of proceeding to trial versus accepting a plea agreement.

Every case is different, and while a plea agreement may be the best possible outcome in some cases, in other cases, a trial is the best route. We have had great success negotiating plea agreements that allow our clients to plead to a lesser offense, which also enables them to avoid having to register as a sex offender. A plea deal on a lesser offense might also allow you to seal your criminal record.

Gain Knowledgeable Legal Advocacy

Please contact us online or call us at (617) 300-0212. We are responsive 24/7, and we regularly discuss and handle matters discreetly with family members who are seeking legal assistance on behalf of detained loved ones. Sweeney & Associates, LLC proudly serves Quincy, Canton, and the surrounding areas.

Our firm offers fixed and hourly billing rates, and accepts all major credit cards.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the potential penalties for sexual assault or rape in Quincy, MA?

If convicted of sexual assault or rape in Quincy, MA, you may face a lengthy state prison sentence, as well as the stigma of being a convicted felon and registered sex offender. The penalties are severe and can have long-lasting consequences.

How long is the registration period for sex offenders in Massachusetts?

For a single offense, sex offenders in Massachusetts are generally required to register for 20 years. Depending on the crime, there may be the possibility of petitioning for relief from registration after 10 years. Certain offenses, such as sexually violent offenses or certain offenses against children, require lifetime registration.

What are the potential repercussions of a sexual assault conviction?

A conviction for sexual assault can lead to severe restrictions on employment opportunities, housing options, educational plans, and gun rights. It can also have a significant impact on your reputation and that of your family.

How can a criminal defense lawyer help in a sexual assault case?

A criminal defense lawyer can aggressively defend the case by obtaining information that questions the alleged victim's credibility, accessing medical and counseling records, and negotiating plea agreements that may allow the defendant to plead to a lesser offense and avoid registering as a sex offender.

What services does Sweeney & Associates, LLC offer for individuals facing sexual offense charges in Quincy, MA?

Sweeney & Associates, LLC offers knowledgeable legal advocacy for individuals facing sexual offense charges in Quincy, MA. They are responsive 24/7 and handle matters discreetly, serving Quincy, Canton, and the surrounding areas.

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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