If you have been accused of sex crimes in Quincy, the accusations alone are enough to ruin your reputation and affect your relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. The consequences of a conviction do not end when you are released from prison, because the law compels you to register as a sex offender with the state sex offender registry. For the rest of your life, anyone with access to the internet can find your personal information, including your photograph and current address along with details about your conviction.
Keegan Law was founded by a seasoned criminal defense attorney with a unique understanding of police investigation techniques and procedures and the methods prosecutors use to prepare cases for trial. He has acquired this knowledge from his more than 10 years of service in law enforcement in Boston and Quincy. This experience allows him to develop aggressive, hard-hitting defense strategies capable of taking advantage of weaknesses in the prosecution case and investigative mistakes.
Dedicated Advocate Defending against All Sex Crime Charges
Our Quincy sex crimes attorney provides superior representation, giving you the best chance at avoiding a conviction and the life-altering consequences that come with it. Being charged with a sex crime can be a devastating blow, but it is essential to keep in mind that a criminal charge is nothing more than an accusation. It is not a conviction unless the evidence presented at trial by the prosecution proves beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the offense.
Some of the many sex crimes that we successfully defend clients against include:
- Rape and abuse of a child
- Sexual assault
- Sexual assault with intent to commit rape
- Prostitution-related offenses, including inducing a minor into prostitution, solicitation, and enticing away a person for prostitution
- Human trafficking
- Drugging persons for sexual intercourse
- Child pornography
- Statutory rape
We do not believe in taking a cookie-cutter approach to sex crimes defense. Each person we represent is as unique as the facts and circumstances of each case, so we fully investigate to identify and develop defenses appropriate to the facts particular to the sex crime charge for which you are accused.
Successfully Defending Your Rights against Sex Crime Charges in Quincy
Our experience shows that carefully reviewing the facts of sex crime allegations may reveal evidence at odds with the prosecution’s version of the events. For example, sex offense allegations may arise during contested divorce and child custody cases as one of the parties seeks to gain an unfair advantage by alleging a sex crime. Our Quincy sex crimes lawyer uses his years of experience in criminal defense and his background as a law enforcement officer to identify evidence to challenge unfounded allegations of misconduct.
When the prosecution attempts to use evidence obtained through methods that violate constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and seizures, we challenge the evidence through motions to suppress. A successful suppression motion could result in a court order preventing the prosecution from using the evidence to prove you committed the offense. Our well-earned reputation as tenacious advocates fighting to achieve the best result for our client comes through hard work and a commitment to the individuals who depend upon us to protect their rights and freedom.
Top-Notch Defense to Avoid the Consequences of a Conviction
Unlike other types of criminal offenses with harsh penalties imposed for a conviction, the effects of a sex crime conviction do not come to an end when you complete the sentence imposed by a court. For example, someone convicted of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 years of age could be sentenced to serve up to five years in state prison, but the consequences of the conviction last beyond the prison sentence. Indecent assault and battery is only one of many sex crimes requiring registration as a sex offender if you work, live, or attend school in Massachusetts.
Anyone in one of the three levels used by the Sex Offender Registry Board to classify sex offenders could remain registered as a sex offender for 20 years to life. If you are convicted of a sex crime requiring registration as a sex offender, you must wait at least 10 years before being able to petition the Sex Offender Registry Board to request permission to end the registration.
Skilled Quincy Sex Crime Defense
Avoiding the consequences and penalties of a sex crime conviction starts by retaining the services of a Quincy sex crime attorney at Keegan Law. Mr. Keegan combines decades of criminal defense and law enforcement experience to give you the type of tough, innovative and aggressive defense that will offer you the best chance to avoid a sex crime conviction. Learn more about how we can help you by contacting us today.