Defending Against Sex Offense Accusations

If you are accused of a sex offense, the first thing you need to do is contact a criminal defense lawyer. Before you say anything to the police or answer any questions, remember that anything you say can be used by the prosecutor. Those accused of sex crimes face major penalties.

Sex Offense Accusations Can Have Lifelong Consequences

Sex crime charges can follow you for the rest of your life. If you are found guilty, you face more than just jail time. There are permanent consequences. These include:

  • The sex offender registry: If you are found guilty of a sex crime, your name is permanently put on a public record and your charges are public knowledge.
  • Ineligibility for public services: You cannot access services like public housing, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or certain unemployment benefits if you are guilty of a felony.
  • Employment prohibitions: As a convicted sex offender, you are no longer able to work in many fields, including working in many educational, medical, professional and other occupations.
  • Social isolation: Massachusetts law requires you to disclose your status as a sex offender publicly. This means your social group, your neighbors and anyone you meet can search for your name online and find out about your offense.

If you fail to hire a strong defense, you risk facing these harsh consequences. At Manzi, Seccareccio & Merwin, P.C., we can help.

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Our attorneys represent people accused of sex offenses, including sexual assault and rape charges. With over 50 years of collective experience, our firm knows how to create a strong and steady defense on your behalf.

To set up an appointment with our firm, send us an email or call us at our Lowell office at 978-703-8517 or our Woburn office at 781-304-8864.

We represent clients in Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Tewksbury, Wilmington, Westford, Concord, Carlisle, Bedford and Nashua, New Hampshire.

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