Lawyer of Greater Boston
Attorney David J. Grimaldi has successfully defended numerous clients accused of sexual offenses. He was won many dismissals and “not guilty” verdicts on all kinds of sexual offense accusations, including charges carrying significant prison sentences upon conviction. Boston sex crimes lawyer David J. Grimaldi has even helped clients who contacted him early avoid being charged with any crimes at all. If you are charged or under investigation for a sexual offense, you need an experienced attorney with a proven track record of producing the best possible results for his clients.
Sexual offense charges are among the most serious types of criminal accusations. The mere claim of sexual misconduct carries a significant stigma, and the prospect of being charged with a sexual offense is extremely stressful. Not only can a person go to prison if convicted for a sexual offense, but a person can also be ordered to register as a sex offender, wear a GPS device, or be subject to many years of probation. Oftentimes, merely because a person made a claim of sexual offense, a person is at risk at losing their job or expulsion from school. Choosing the best lawyer for you is an extremely important decision.
If you are charged with a sex crime in Boston or Massachusetts, your lawyer must know how to investigate the government’s case as well as the “complaining witness” who is making the claim against you.
Every case is different. Sometimes, the complaining witness has a motive to lie and no sexual encounter ever occurred. Perhaps the person making the accusation is jealous, resentful, spiteful, or has some other motive to lie. When this is the case, it will often be important to obtain the text messages, call history, and social media posts of the complaining witness. Other times, it will be essential to interview people familiar with the complaining witness, or meet with eyewitnesses who actually saw a relevant event. It can also be important to obtain medical or psychiatric records of the complaining witness in order to demonstrate that the accusation is false.
Sometimes, the client and the complaining witness did have a sexual relationship, but the encounter was consensual. In these circumstances, the complaining witness decides after the fact to accuse the client of a sexual offense for some ulterior motive. Perhaps the complaining witness feels embarrassed or ashamed, even though the encounter was consensual. Perhaps the complaining witness is concerned that a loved one might find out about the sexual encounter. Perhaps the complaining witness grows resentful when the client declines to pursue the relationship further. No matter the reason for the false accusation, these claims must be thoroughly investigated and discredited by an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Sometimes, even a child makes a false accusation of sexual assault against an adult. These cases are extremely complicated and require the most thoughtful and deliberate preparation. The key to these cases is often discovering the motive for the child to tell the story in the first place and, if the child is particularly young, how they would know about sexual relations of any kind. While these cases might seem particularly overwhelming, they can often be won with the right insight and case presentation. The child may have accused the client because someone suggested an incident occurred and the impressionable child internalized the story. The child may have accused the client out of confusion about what happened or because of some previous trauma that occurred. The child may have learned about sex from a friend, sibling, television, or the internet. The bottom line is that these cases, while involving serious accusations, are not all the same and can be often be won with the representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Sexual offense cases of all kinds require an attorney who knows how to prepare every aspect of the case. For instance, if the case is still under investigation, the attorney must know what type of evidence might convince the police and prosecution to drop the case. The attorney must know how to understand and interpret medical and psychiatric records. The attorney must know how to cross-examine DNA experts who often testify. If the case goes to trial, the attorney must know how to select a favorable jury in an environment where many people are taught to believe accusers of sexual assault. The defense attorney must have the courage and ability to stand up for the client and demonstrate, clearly and persuasively, why the charge is false and why his client should be acquitted and declared “not guilty.”
Boston sex crimes lawyer David J. Grimaldi has successfully defended many clients charged with various kinds of sexual offenses, including rape, rape of a child, aggravated rape of a child, assault with intent to rape a child, indecent assault and battery, indecent assault and battery on a child, dissemination of harmful matter to a child, posing a child in a state of nudity, and many other charges. If you are charged with or under investigation for a sexual offense, contact Attorney Grimaldi at (617) 661-1529 or online today.