Private colleges must provide "Title IX" enforcement of sex crimes in order to receive federal funding.This means that an accused student at a private school has very few rights and can be expelled from the school almost automatically.
Our clients have been found not guilty of these offenses, cases have been dismissed and lives have been restored.
What is Statutory Rape or the Age of Consent in Massachusetts? In Massachusetts, statutory rape is clearly defined but is instead called “rape and abuse of a child.” The only age that matters is that of the child regardless of the age of the accused.
If a person is fifteen or under, he or she cannot consent to sex under the law.
It is also a “strict liability” crime which means that it is not a defense to be unaware of the other person’s age, even if you were misled.
Other crimes involving "obscene" material are a bit murkier and can often be challenged with motion to dismiss or at trial.
Criminal laws must give the general public "notice" that certain conduct is criminal.
Whether something is "obscene" often depends on the circumstances in which the material is possessed or distributed, and to whom.
For example, it would seem unfair that sending nude and sexualized photos to a spouse or romantic partner should be a crime.
Experienced Boston Rape Defense Attorney, Massachusetts Campus Rape Attorney and Sex Crimes Defense Attorney Massachusetts prosecutes and punishes rape, date rape, child pornography and computer sex offenses very seriously and in ways that can impact your criminal record and your future permanently.