Boston Attorney Handling SORB Decision Appeals
It is not uncommon for an individual to justifiably feel as though the Sex Offender Registry Board inaccurately classified his or her offense. In these cases, you have 30 days from the date of the decision to appeal the decision of the board, and you must move quickly.
The 30-day window is a strict deadline and it is essential that you retain an experienced Massachusetts sex crimes defense attorney who will aggressively defend your case while pursuing the best outcome possible.
Sex Offender Classification Appeals
As a former SORB member, Boston lawyer Kate Frame understands what aspects of your case are most likely to form the basis of a successful appeal of your case. In an ideal situation, attorney Frame would represent you during the 30-day period. However, she has successfully helped clients outside of that time frame.
Even if your classification occurred years prior, attorney Frame can carefully determine if there were any procedural irregularities. In 2010, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that those accused of sex offenses are entitled to effective assistance of counsel when going before the SORB. If you feel as though your previous representation was not adequate, or you did not have a lawyer, you may be entitled to a new hearing.
Furthermore, Boston area individuals can appeal more than just their classification. If, for some reason, you did not receive a hearing, attorney Frame is prepared to help obtain one for you.