Sex crimes charges are different from any other type of criminal charge. The mere allegation of a sex crime can cost a defendant his or her job and community reputation. While a defendant is presumed innocent by the law, often he or she is condemned in the court of public opinion before even having a chance to dispute the charges.

With so much at stake, the attorney you choose is critical. At the Coughlin Law Group PC in Boston, Massachusetts, we take your rights seriously and will fight to protect your freedom and your reputation. With so much at stake, put your trust in experienced criminal defense attorneys who know how to get positive results for their clients in cases such as:

  • Sexual assault: Sexual assault is a broad term that encompasses all types of unwanted sexual contact. No matter the specific sexual assault charge you face, we will vigorously defend you from the charges.
  • Rape: These types of cases often come down to “he said, she said.” Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate the accusations against you. When necessary, we are not afraid to call into question the alleged victim’s character to defend your reputation and rights.
  • Statutory rape: In Massachusetts, the age of consent is 16. Sexual intercourse with a minor who is under the age of 16 is a crime. If the child is under the age of 14 or if there is more than five years difference in your ages, then the penalties increase.
  • Indecent exposure: Flashing, public exposure of genitals and other forms of indecent exposure are illegal. If convicted, you could face up to six months in jail and a $200 fine.
  • Internet sex crimes: Solicitation of a minor online, possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography are all very serious charges. We can help protect your reputation and your freedom.
  • Indecent assault and battery: This crime involves offensive or unwanted sexual touching of an individual who is over the age of 14. Unlike traditional assault, this is a sex crime and may require registration as a sex offender.

Your Dedicated Advocates

The state government has tremendous resources at its disposal. Prosecutors aggressively pursue severe penalties in sex crimes cases, which can include jail, registration as a sex offender, court-ordered sex offender treatment, probation and severe restrictions on your freedom. You need an advocate on your side — someone who will take time to understand your story, understand the facts of your case, investigate what really happened and discover flaws in the prosecution’s theory of the case:

  • Did the police violate your constitutional rights?
  • Have you been falsely accused?
  • Have you been charged with a higher-level offense than what is warranted by the facts of your case?
  • Have you been falsely accused as a co-conspirator?
  • Should mitigating factors be considered in your case?

As our client, you will benefit from working with lawyers who are veterans of state and federal jury trials. One of our senior partners is also a former prosecutor, giving you crucial insight into how the other side will approach your case.

Criminal Cases we handle include:

Criminal Defense:
Criminal Defense for DUI/DWI/OUI
Violent Crimes Defense
Sex Crimes Defense
Representation in Clerk’s Hearings
Drug Possession and Distribution Defense
Federal Crimes Defense
Larceny, Robbery and Burglary Defense
Traffic Violations Defense
Probation Violations
Appeals and Post-Conviction Relief

Do Not Fight These Charges Alone

No matter the type of sex crime charge you face, we can help you. We handle cases in district, superior and federal courts throughout Massachusetts. Act quickly and contact us today, either online or by calling 617-758-8888, to schedule a free consultation.