Under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 272 Section 53, it is a criminal offense to engage, agree to engage or offer to engage in sexual conduct with another person in return for a fee. Being arrested or charged of sexual conduct for a fee in Massachusetts often causes an enormous disruption of one’s daily life. At the Boston Criminal Defense Law Firm of Caselden Law, we understand the difficulties and consequences associated with being charged with this criminal offense. We will work tirelessly to investigate the circumstances surrounding your case and will carefully craft a strong legal defense strategy in order achieve the best possible outcome.
An individual may be charged with the crime of sexual conduct for a fee if they were either paying for sexual acts or being paid for such services (prostitution). Often times, clients are arrested following a police sting operation involving an undercover officer that had been set up to target individuals arranging for private escort services.
If you are convicted of sexual conduct for a fee in Massachusetts, you face a potential jail sentence of up to one year and/or a fine not to exceed $500. Furthermore, it is possible that you may be placed on probation and be forced to enter certain programs as ordered by the court. Given the potentially severe consequences of being convicted of a sexual conduct for a fee charge, it is important to speak with an experienced Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer about your case.
Sexual Conduct For a Fee Criminal Defense Representation at Caselden Law
At our firm, we understand that being charged with a crime in Massachusetts can be an incredibly stressful and difficult time in anyone’s life. With this in mind, our firm prides itself on providing top quality legal advice and courtroom representation to our clients. We will be by your side during every phase of the criminal process.
Generally speaking, sex for a fee cases involve evidence in the form of oral statements / testimony, text messages and phone calls. In addition, the prosecution may use video, oral testimony and many other forms of evidence that are admissible under the rules of evidence. Commonly, sex for fee charges stem from communication on the internet regarding escort services online, which often leads to evidence in the form of an email or online message.
As a client of our firm, we will closely analyze every detail of the evidence obtained against you and will aggressively fight to have any inadmissible evidence thrown out through pre-trial Motions.
Furthermore, we will closely cross-examine the prosecution’s witnesses during hearings and on the day of trial.
Whether you have an upcoming criminal clerk magistrate’s hearing, an arraignment or any other court event, our firm is available to represent you on very short notice. We are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact Us by phone or online to speak with an experienced Cambridge, Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney about your case today.
All initial consultations with the Law Firm of Caselden Law are free of charge.