Enrique Lopes of Quincy, Massachusetts has been charged with Indecent Assault and Battery. According to reports Lopes groped a woman at the UMass Boston T station in Dorchester last week. Another person said that Lopes engaged in similar conduct towards another woman however that woman left before police arrived. The case is pending in the Dorchester District Court. Bail was set at two thousand dollars cash.
Dorchester Indecent Assault and Battery Defense Lawyer
The crime if Indecent Assault and Battery in Massachusetts is a felony punishable by up to five years in state prison. As a practical matter most of these cases are prosecuted in the District Court where the maximum punishment is two and one half years in the house of correction. For the most part charges against first time offenders are continued without a finding. This eliminates the risk of having to register as a Sex Offender through the Massachusetts Sexual Offender Registry Board. In cases like this one, assuming Lopes does not have a criminal record a Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer should be able to get this case continued without a finding. However, I would expect as a condition of this disposition the defendant would have to undergo some sort of counseling. Regardless, Lopes needs to hire an experienced lawyer.
The Law Offices of Stephen Neyman can defend you against charges of Indecent Assault and Battery. We have successfully defended countless Sex Crimes Charges in Massachusetts. Call us at 617-263-6800 or contact us online to discuss your case.