Rape in Massachusetts
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One of the most serious sex crimes to commit in Massachusetts and the United States is rape. Not only do alleged rapists face extremely harsh penalties (e.g. prison time, fines, registration as a sex offender), but they also may already be guilty in the eyes of the media and public. It is imperative for a person arrested or accused of rape to obtain the qualified legal services of an experienced lawyer.
At The Law Offices of Jesse Adams, we are dedicated to offering you personalized counsel from start to finish. With more than a decade of experience, Attorney Adams can thorough investigate your arrest, gather evidence and analyze evidence collected by law enforcement, use the help of expert witnesses, and build an effective defense strategy just for you.
Rape Definition & Penalties
According to Massachusetts law, rape means the penetration of any bodily orifice by any body part or object, performed without the victim’s consent, and with the threat of or actual use of force. Additionally, if a person cannot give consent for some reason such as intoxication, unconsciousness, or mental impairment, it is considered rape.
Rape is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 20 years, costly fines, GPS monitoring, and registration as a sex offender in the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board for a lifetime.
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Being convicted of rape can result in permanent damage to your personal and professional reputation. Seeking employment can prove extremely challenging, as well as finding a place to live. However, you still have a chance to fight these charges with aggressive legal assistance.
Jesse Adams is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to take your call. Do not risk facing these serious charges without skilled and reliable legal assistance.
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