Sex Crimes and Sexual Assault Defense

Sex Crimes are among the most serious criminal charges brought by police and prosecutors in Massachusetts. Rape, Statutory Rape, Indecent Assault and Battery, Dissemination or Possession of Obscene Matter, Indecent Exposure and Open and Gross all are considered sex offenses in Massachusetts. Whether being investigated for a sex crime or already charged- the first step you should take is to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Nearly every sex crime in Massachusetts comes with the potential for long jail sentences and the requirement to register as a sex offender. Cape Cod Criminal Defense Attorney Matthew Kelley has spent over a decade prosecuting and defending sex crimes in courts on Cape Cod and across Southeastern Massachusetts. If being investigated for a sex crime or already charged in District or Superior Court your first call should be to Attorney Kelley.

If you receive a call from the police indicating that they wish to speak you about an allegation of sexual assault any statement you make from that point forward can be used against you in a court of law. Sexual assault investigators have already taken a statement from your accuser and are seeking to speak with you in order to strengthen the allegations against you. It is vitally important to your case that before you speak to any police investigator that you contact an attorney experienced in sexual assault defense. You might think that by going down to the police station and explaining your side of the story to the police that you are going to get yourself out of trouble. That is not a risk that you can take. Cape Cod Criminal Defense Attorney Matthew Kelley has counseled numerous people facing sex crime allegations. He has spoken to investigators on behalf of his clients and provided much needed information to his clients at a time when not knowing what to expect can be the worst thing. If contacted by an investigator wishing to speak with you about an allegation- your first call should be to Attorney Kelley.

Once you have been charged with a sex crime, retaining an experienced criminal defense attorney is a vital step in protecting your future. At arraignment the government can ask for a cash bail or conditions of release that may have serious consequences on your life. It is imperative that you have a voice in your corner advocating from the very first court appearance. Cape Cod Criminal Defense Attorney Matthew Kelley will begin to assemble witness statements, subpoena important records and seek to preserve any all physical evidence from the very first court appearance. His team of investigators and experts will gather information about the accuser and analyze the government’s evidence. One of the strongest defenses to a sexual assault charge is to uncover a motive that the accuser may have to fabricate the allegations. Attorney Kelley will file motions to challenge physical evidence and test the legality of any statements that you may have made. His office understands the seriousness of a sex crime allegation and will begin working from the first court appearance to ensure that your rights are protected.

If you are charged with any of the following crimes contact Cape Cod Criminal Defense Attorney Matthew Kelley today for a free consultation:

  • Rape
  • Indecent Assault and Battery
  • Open and Gross
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Prostitution/ Sexual Conduct for a Fee
  • Possession or Dissemination of Obscene Material
Client Testimonials
Matt knows how to prosecute a case which makes a uniquely valuable advocate. I highly recommend Matt Kelley to anyone in need of legal services.
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Attorney Kelley shined a light for me during a dark situation. He was thorough and honest and gave me a voice and a confidence in a situation that I couldn't navigate. JG, Yarmouth
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Matt was always available to answer my many questions in great detail. He is a true professional at all times and clearly knows his way around the court system. LK, West Barnstable
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Matthew Kelley was consummate professional while handling my case. He was honest and realistic with his vision on how to proceed. I would recommend his services to anyone. JD, East Dennis
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