Rape

Our Worcester Attorneys Fight Rape Charges

Criminal Defense for Sex Crimes in Massachusetts

Rape charges will always be considered a felony in the state of Massachusetts, which is why it is crucial that those charged with rape receive a fair trial. At Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, we offer personal attention for your case and aggressive representation.

Penalties for rape may include:
  • Up to 20 years in state prison for a first offense

  • Minimum of 10 years in state prison for a first offense with a gun or deadly weapon


  • Life prison sentence for subsequent offenses

Situations of rape or rape charges are devastating for all parties involved. Modern society tends to shame or shun people who have been convicted of rape, and their charge will follow them for the rest of their lives. On the other hand, rape charges are treated with such severity because situations of rape traumatize victims in ways that may never be overcome.

Understanding Date Rape in Massachusetts

Date rape is a broad term that does not necessarily imply that the victim and the accused were on a date. Instead, the term is used when the rapist knows the victim personally. Date rape victims can be male or female, and these crimes can be particularly difficult to prosecute since the victims may not be completely aware of what happened to them.

In many cases, date rape drugs or excessive intoxication with alcohol may cause victims to lose realization of their surroundings. Even after victims come out of the haze of intoxication, they may not be able to remember exactly what unfolded during the time they were incapacitated. The Worcester criminal defense attorneys at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP can analyze the details of your case and build a defense to help you seek the best possible chance of a fair trial in Massachusetts.

Passionate Representation for Fighting Rape Charges

The Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry is a catalog of all sexual offenders in the state of Massachusetts. If you are convicted of a sex crime like rape, you will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of you life, making it difficult to obtain living accommodations or employment. The registry will also make your information easily searchable. With our Worcester criminal defense lawyers, you can get individual legal defense to help meet your specific needs, build a solid case, and seek the fairest trial possible.

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Murphy & Rudolf LLP handles a wide range of legal issues, including criminal defense matters to complex civil litigation cases. No matter what your case involves, we understand you may be concerned about your future, rights, and interests. Our team of Worcester lawyers do all the investigatory work needed to help leverage your case into a favorable position. We fight tirelessly to secure a positive outcome with the results you need.  

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