Skilled, Strategic And Aggressive Defense Against Sex Crime Charges
Being charged with any crime is a serious matter that exposes someone to both criminal consequences and public judgment. For those accused of a sex offense, however, the legal and personal repercussions are greatly increased. There is such as stigma surrounding sex crimes that many people will assume you are guilty based on allegations alone. This makes it very difficult to ensure that you are treated fairly and are given due process.
The reassuring news is that you don’t have to face these problems alone. When you contact the Law Office of Shane W. Surrette, you’ll have an advocate who will be by your side throughout the duration of your case. I have been practicing criminal law for nearly two decades, as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. I understand what’s at stake in sex crimes cases, and I will work tirelessly to protect your rights and fight for your freedom.
Assessing The Charges And Building A Defense Strategy
Throughout my career, I have represented clients charged with all manner of sex offenses, including:
- Indecent assault and battery
- Open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior
- Sexual abuse (of an adult or minor)
- Rape (of an adult or a minor)
- Human trafficking for sexual servitude
- Possession of child pornography
- Prostitution or solicitation
- Dissemination or harmful material to a minor
As a former prosecutor, I understand how the government builds cases. I put this insider’s perspective to use in defending my clients and challenging the prosecution’s case.
The specific strategies used will depend on the allegations and the facts of the case. That being said, keeping a focus on the facts of the case is itself an important strategy. Jurors and the general public respond viscerally to allegations of sex crimes. Part of my job is to remind jurors that allegations aren’t facts and that the prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Sex Offender Registration And Related Legal Issues
One of the most significant consequences of a sex offense conviction is being required to register as a sex offender. Being on the Massachusetts registry can drastically limit your options for housing, employment and community involvement. When I represent clients charged with a sex crime, I try to help them avoid the mandate to register, if at all possible.
If you are already on the list, however, you may be experiencing issues related to noncompliance with the registry. Violations such as failure to register, failure to update address or giving false information can result in jail time and fines. If you are facing a Sex Offense Registry Board violation, I am ready to represent you and will work tirelessly to mitigate the consequences you face.
You Deserve A Legal Advocate On Your Side – Contact My Firm Today
The Law Office of Shane W. Surrette is based in Worcester and serves clients throughout Massachusetts. To discuss your case with an experienced attorney who will fight for your rights and advocate for you at all times, contact my firm to schedule your free initial consultation. Just call 774-364-4605 or send me an email.