Being accused of a sex offense, like rape, indecent assault and battery, or possession of child pornography, is devastating. Not only is your liberty in jeopardy, but conviction of these crimes can result in serious collateral consequences such as sex offender registration and even the possibility of civil commitment as a sexually dangerous person. Just being charged can carry an enormous stigma. If you are charged with a sex crime, you need to act quickly to begin defending your interests and protecting your future. Elkins, Auer, Rudof & Schiff is experienced in defending sex crime and our attorneys have represented clients on these cases in Northampton, Springfield, and throughout western Massachusetts. We will guide you through this scary process with compassionate and practical advice and zealous advocacy in the courtroom.
What Do I Do Now?
The only person obligated to keep everything you say in confidence is your attorney. You have the right to not speak to police or any other person investigating a sex crime allegation, including investigators from the Department of Children and Families (DCF), school or university officials, or members of the media. If the allegations involve a family member or someone you know, you will need advice about how to navigate those relationships without creating more problems for yourself. If you find you are under investigation or are charged with a sex offense, you should seek legal advice quickly.
Elkins, Auer, Rudof & Schiff is prepared to meet with you quickly to begin work defending you against a sex crime allegation. We will begin investigation right away and demand that prosecutors and law enforcement give us the information we need to understand the charges against you and form a plan.
Don’t Underestimate the Charges. Now is the Time to Protect Your Future.
The courtroom isn’t the only arena in which we fight for our clients accused of sex crimes. Elkins, Auer, Rudof & Schiff attorneys represent clients in hearings before the Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) and SORB appeals, Sexually Dangerous Person trials (SDP) and appeals, and college and university disciplinary proceedings and appeals.
Elkins, Auer, Rudof & Schiff also represents clients who are being investigated for sex crimes. If you know you are under suspicion for a sexual assault, rape, or indecent assault and battery, even if the allegations are many years old, Elkins, Auer, Rudof & Schiff can monitor active investigations and give you peace of mind in dealing with law enforcement.