FAQ: How To Beat a Sexual Assault Charge

Step one in “How to Beat a Sexual Assault Charge” is to learn what you’re up against

Attorney Keren Goldenberg has stood by her clients in their most difficult moments. Even if you’ve done nothing wrong, getting charged with a sex crime is alarming. The potential consequences of a conviction are serious, so it’s best to have a lawyer on your side as soon as possible. Keren Goldenberg knows how to beat a sexual assault charge. Her recognition as a Super Lawyer speaks for itself. Call us as soon as you are charged or, if possible, before. Even if your case is under investigation, it is best to have a defense prepared before a potential court date.

If you or a loved one needs fearless representation, reach out to the Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg for a free consultation. You can get in touch via our online contact form or by phone: 978-221-2503 (Lowell), 617-431-2701 (Belmont).

Common Questions

While facing a sexual assault accusation or charge, you may be hesitant to reach out to friends and loved ones for support. For now, that’s actually a good instinct. We recommend you come to our office before discussing your case with anyone else. Attorney Goldenberg can answer any of your concerns, and help you understand the legal jargon that comes along with a court case. Read on below for a brief FAQ about how to beat a sexual assault charge. After reading, give us a call so we can have a deeper discussion tailored to the specific needs of your case.

What counts as sexual assault?

In Massachusetts law, there are two general categories: indecent assault and battery, and aggravated indecent assault and battery. A case is considered “aggravated” when the victim requires medical attention. In the simplest terms, sexual assault occurs when an offender subjects a victim to any form of unwanted sexual intercourse and/or offensive sexualized touching. Even if skin-to-skin contact never occurs, it can still count as sexual assault (Comm. v. Pena). If you want to know how to beat a sexual assault charge, you need to work with attorney Keren Goldenberg who knows and can explain the convolutions of the law.

What if I was wrongfully accused?

Sometimes the unthinkable happens. False accusations can come from misunderstandings or even from malice. There can be a lot of gray area in trying to determine sexual assault. For that reason, if you want to know how to beat a sexual assault charge, you have to understand the language of the law. For example, even if intercourse was consensual at first, but consent was later revoked, that still counts as sexual assault in Massachusetts (Comm. v. Sherman). As another example, someone who did not resist assault still qualifies as a victim (Com. v. Lopez). It is important to remember for cases such as these, the burden of proof is on the prosecution, not the defendant.

Discuss How to Beat a Sexual Assault Charge with Keren Goldenberg

To help you through this difficult time, you deserve the representation of proven defense lawyer Keren Goldenberg. Among her peers, she is known as an expert in how to beat a sexual assault charge. Goldenberg and her team are committed to defending your rights and reputation. Contact the office online for a free consultation, or call at 978-221-2503 (Lowell), or 617-431-2701 (Belmont).

The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg are conveniently located in Lowell and Belmont, Massachusetts at the following locations:


The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg

97 Central St. #403

Lowell, MA 01852


The Law Offices of Keren Goldenberg

19A Alexander Ave.

Belmont, MA 02478



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