Sex with a Minor
35+ Years' Experience. Nationally Recognized Defense.
In Massachusetts State legislation, any sort of sexual act with a person under the age of 16 can constitute child rape, or sex with a minor crimes. Massachusetts does not give the right of consent to minors, and so there is no lesser-charge of statutory rape. If you have been charged for having sex with a minor, you must be aware that heavy penalties could await you if you do not defend yourself with a renowned sex crimes defense attorney.
Criminal punishments for child rape in Massachusetts can include:
Up to life imprisonment
Thousands of dollars in fines
Penalties will be sure to escalate in severity if:
The minor is under 12 and the defendant is 5 or more years older
The minor is between 12 and 16 and the defendant is 10 or more years older
The defendant must report child abuse as part of their occupation
Escalated penalties can include:
Even greater fines
Minimum sentencing with no parole
Registration as a sexual predator
At Brad Bailey Law, our Boston criminal defense attorneys always bring their A-game to the cases they handle. Where other lawyers might shy away from cases as sensitive and controversial as a child rape case, we do not waver in our duty to the people of our communities and offer up strong defense each and every time. By doing all we can to secure a charge reduction or dismissal for our clients in sex with a minor cases, we do our part in keeping the criminal justice system in check. None of us want a reversal of our system where people are guilty until proven innocent.
Take a look at what sets Boston Sex Crimes Defense Attorney Brad Bailey apart:
Using a teamwork approach to the criminal defense cases we work on allows us to see stories from all angles and discover weaknesses in the prosecution’s claims. If there is a way to put up a barrier between you and a conviction, you can be confident that we will identify and utilize it. Can the prosecution prove that you were the one who committed the alleged crime? Can it be said with certainty that you knew the alleged victim was a minor? All of these questions and more must be answered definitively and with not a notion of doubt, or else there should be no conviction.
Brad Bailey is the go-to defense attorney for white collar crimes, federal crimes, as well as serious state felony charges. He is without question one of the most experienced criminal defense attorneys in Boston.