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CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

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SERIOUS CHARGES REQUIRE A SERIOUS DEFENSE

Charges involving sex crimes can an immediate negative impact on the life of a defendant. Unfortunately, society often declares a person "guilty" before they have presented a criminal defense and the truth has come out. For this reason, the earlier you have a lawyer on your side when facing sex crime charges, the more likely you can gain a favorable outcome. You may even be able to avoid charges altogether if you retain an aggressive and experienced Massachusetts Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer.

Unlike the cases portrayed on television and in movies, evidence is often improperly collected or mishandled. A meticulous review of how law enforcement authorities gather and examine evidence is where we excel. Rape and other sexual assault convictions may depend on testimony of the accused and an alleged victim. In cases where the two know each other, we address tough issues regarding motive, state of mind, and the alleged victim's past.

If you have been questioned about sexual assault or assault with intent to commit rape or if you believe you are being investigated for this type of sex crime, talk with an experienced defense attorney who can protect your rights and good name. Call Attorney James Powderly at (508) 343-0676 today or Click Here to Contact Us.

EARLY INTERVENTION IS THE KEY TO A PROPER DEFENSE

It is extremely important to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney begin working on your case as early as possible. Critical issues, such as how your particular case will be filed and what charges will be leveled against you, are decided, many a time, very soon after your arrest or during the investigatory period. Early intervention gives us an opportunity to potentially reduce or dismiss either felony or misdemeanor charges against you before the first court date.

If you are facing Sexual Assault Charges
in Massachusetts, contact the Powderly Law Offices
immediately at (508) 343-0676.

Please feel free to call for an initial FREE CONSULTATION in our office, or in the privacy and convenience of your own home, during which we can explore how best to defend and resolve your case. Our 24-hour telephone number is (508) 343-0676.

MA SEXUAL ASSAULT PENALTIES

Assault with Intent to Commit Rape
• FIRST OFFENSE: State Prison For Not More Than Twenty (20) Years
• SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE: State Prison For Any Term of Years Up To Life

Assault of a Child with Intent to Commit Rape
• FIRST OFFENSE: State Prison For Any Term of Years Up To Life
• SECOND OR SUBESQUENT OFFENSE: State Prison For Minimum of Five (5) Years Up To Life

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MA SEXUAL ASSAULT LAWS

Chapter 265: Section 24.
Assault with intent to commit rape

Whoever assaults a person with intent to commit a rape shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than twenty years or by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than two and one-half years; and whoever commits a second or subsequent such offense shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life or for any term of years. Whoever commits any offense described in this section while armed with a firearm, rifle, shotgun, machine gun or assault weapon shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than five years. Whoever commits a second or subsequent such offense shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life or for any term of years, but not less than 20 years.

No person serving a sentence for a second or subsequent such offense shall be eligible for furlough, temporary release, or education, training or employment programs established outside a correctional facility until such person shall have served two-thirds of such minimum sentence or if such person has two or more sentences to be served otherwise than concurrently, two-thirds of the aggregate of the minimum terms of such several sentences.

Chapter 265: Section 24.
Assault of a child; Intent to commit rape

Whoever assaults a child under sixteen with intent to commit a rape, as defined in section thirty-nine of chapter two hundred and seventy-seven, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life or for any term of years; and whoever over the age of eighteen commits a subsequent such offense shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life or for any term of years but not less than five years.

Whoever commits any offense described in this section while being armed with a firearm, rifle, shotgun, machine gun or assault weapon shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life or for any term of years, but not less than ten years. Whoever over the age of 18 commits a second or subsequent such offense shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for life or for any term of years, but not less than 15 years.

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Attorney James Powderly defends individuals facing Massachusetts Child Pornography Charges in: Allston, Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Braintree, Brighton, Brockton, Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Dedham, Everett, Fall River, Framingham, Gloucester, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Lawrence, Lexington, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Middlesex County, New Bedford, Needham, Newton, Norfolk County, Plymouth, Quincy, Revere, Roxbury, Salem, Saugus, Somerville, South Boston, Springfield, Suffolk County, Taunton, Walpole, Waltham, Wareham, Watertown, West Roxbury, Winchester, Worcester, Worcester County and Wrentham.
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