Rape in Massachusetts

Rape is a form of sexual assault where a person engages in sexual intercourse with another person without their consent. It is considered a very violent crime and can be legally punished with fines, jail time, probation, or a combination of the three.

If you or someone you care about has been accused of committing a rape, it is important you get the support and assistance of an experienced legal professional. Contact the Massachusetts rape defense attorney James Powderly today at 508-343-0676 to learn more about your options and to speak to a compassionate attorney about your experience.

Forms of Rape

While the general definition of rape is clear, there are a number of situations and instances that qualify as rape which go beyond the brief definition outlined above. Some forms of rape include:

  • Forced sexual intercourse with another person
  • Intercourse initiated by physical restraint
  • Sexual intercourse initiated by physical violence
  • Intercourse initiated by the threat of violence

These situations can constitute rape. Furthermore, there are individuals who can be incapable of consenting, such as children, the mentally impaired, extremely intoxicated individuals, and unconscious individuals.

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When you are accused of a serious crime it can be difficult to know what steps to take next. If you or someone you care about is facing a charge or conviction for rape, having the support of a legal professional can help your protect your rights and freedoms. Contact the Massachusetts sex crimes attorney James Powderly today at 508-343-0676 to speak to an experienced lawyer about your situation and to get started on your case.


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