Law Office of Jeffrey Miller: A Results Based Boston Sex Crimes Lawyer
Massachusetts Sex Crime Defense Attorney
- Indecent assault and battery
- Statutory rape
- Failure to register as a sex offender
Sex offenses have legal elements which the government is required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. Each element must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt before a conviction can occur. The following is a summary of the elements for a few frequently charged sex offenses. Note: If convicted of a sex offense, in addition to a possible loss of freedom, in many cases a convicted defendant will be required to register as a sex offender. Depending on the level of classification, a registered sex offender may face significant obstacles when seeking employment or housing. Click Here to read about cases handled by Massachusetts Sex Crime Defense Attorney Jeff Miller.
Indecent Assault and Battery: Intentional, unjustified, unconsented to touching of another that is indecent. Indecency is characterized as an act that is fundamentally offensive to contemporary moral values. In Massachusetts, indecent assault and battery is a felony offense punishable by up to 2 ½ years in the House of Correction or 5 years in state prison. Contact Middlesex County Indecent Assault and Battery Defense Attorney Jeff Miller to schedule an appointment.
Statutory Rape: Unlawful sexual intercourse or unnatural sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 16. Statutory rape of a child is a strict liability offense. Mistake age is not a defense. Consent by the child is not a defense. In Massachusetts, statutory rape of a child is a felony offense. The maximum penalty is any term of years up to life in state prison. Contact Massachusetts Statutory Rape Defense Lawyer Jeff Miller for a free consultation.
Failure to register as a Sex Offender: The government must prove the defendant knowingly (1) failed to register; (2) failed to verify registration information; (3) failed to provide notice of a change of address; or (4) provided false information. In Massachusetts, failure to register as a sex offender is a felony offense punishable by up to 2 ½ years in the House of Correction or up to 5 years in state prison for a first offense. The statute provides enhanced penalties for subsequent offenses with increasing periods of incarceration for each additional offense. In addition, a defendant convicted of failing to register as a sex offender is subjected to Lifetime Community Parole. Call Massachusetts Failure To Register As A Sex Offender Lawyer Jeff Miller for an appointment.
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