The sex crimes defense lawyers at Raipher, P.C. represent individuals charged with:
- Date rape
- Drug induced rape
- Statutory rape
- Sexual assault
- Child sexual abuse and child molestation,
- Possession or distribution of child pornography
- Human trafficking for sex
Our firm provides legal services throughout the Northeast Corridor, across the nation, and internationally.
The justice system is handing down increasingly harsh sentences for sex offenses at every level. If you are convicted, prison
is only the beginning. Sex offender registration lasts a lifetime. If you are labeled a “sexually dangerous person” you will
serve a prison sentence and then can be indefinitely committed to a mental institution in certain jurisdictions.
Our goal is to prove innocence when possible, to seek treatment when appropriate, and to minimize punishment.
To accomplish these goals, the firm uses a variety of legal tools, including psychiatric evaluation and testimony. Our sex
crimes defense lawyers work closely with forensic psychiatrists and psychologists to understand and communicate the intent and
the capacity of the person charged with a sex crime, and to fully explore all mitigating circumstances.
Attorney Raipher D. Pellegrino has handled many high profile sex crimes cases for individuals with a well-founded psychiatric
defense. He is among the foremost legal practitioners to effectively use this defense.
Trends in Sex Crimes Prosecution
Governments around the world are cracking down on trafficking of women for sex or servitude and trafficking of children.
Internet advertising and mail order bride businesses are particularly susceptible to becoming targets of government
prosecution as they move on anti-slavery and anti-peonage measures.
Distribution of images over the internet is a developing area of law; child pornography is most common but other images can
also come under scrutiny. Courts are still unclear how to prosecute violations of local obscenity ordinances. It takes
attorneys of the caliber seen at Raipher, P.C. to develop a legal case that may require novel legal
arguments in the absence of precedent.
Our attorneys have provided legal representation to several high profile clients whose arrest for a sex offense threatened
family and career. Our goal is always to minimize media exposure, and our attorneys work with the utmost discretion. If the
media have already begun covering a case, we are experienced in handling media matters and will strive to ensure that the
client gets a fair trial while protecting the client’s public image to the greatest degree possible.
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Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: (413) 746-4400
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