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Rape in Massachusetts requires the Commonwealth to prove that the defendant had sexual intercourse either natural or unnatural intercourse with the victim. This requires proof that the male penis either penetrated the vagina or touched the labia, the outside portion of the vagina. Unnatural intercourse covers any touching with the penis, mouth or fingers of another’s genital’s, mouth or anus. Rape requires the above touching to be done by force or threat of force. Physical force is not necessary, at times it can be shown that a victim lacked the capacity to consent, such as a date rape where the victim may be passed out. Date rape is a common charge in Boston and surrounding towns these charges are seen at the many college and university campuses in Massachusetts.

Rape charges in Massachusetts require a criminal attorney with experience in these types of cases. The majority of rape cases are swearing contests between the victim and the accused. The difference between a conviction and an acquittal depends on who the jury believes. A lot of times it is not the fact that sex took place but whether it was consensual or not and the majority of cases do not involve force or injury to the victim. It is a case of “he said she said” with a defendant’s life hanging in the balance.

We are a Boston criminal defense firm that works with private investigators who look into the story told by a victim as well as any and all motives or biases a person may have in wanting to lie and accuse somebody falsely. We work with expert witnesses who testify as to how common false complaints are made and the reasons why a person would accuse another falsely of rape. Rape charges easily inflame a jury against a defendant, a jury wants to believe a crying victim over a defendant, you need a Boston criminal attorney who knows how to educate a jury as to why a person would make up such a charge and hold the jury to the high burden of proof required to convict someone of such a serious offense. We are a Boston criminal defense firm that can represent you at the earliest stages of an investigation giving you the best chance to investigate and beat rape charges. Call for a free confidential consultation with a criminal defense lawyer 617-393-0250.

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I was completely satisfied with how Frank handeld the case for my spouse. His fee was well within our budget and the case was dismissed. I recommend calling him for any court or criminal matters.
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Joli Sparkman
19:16 12 Sep 19
Thank you Frank Fernandez for your help with my case. You were very patient and knowledgable. Will certainly be recommending him to anyone in need.
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Katherine Stevens
12:25 25 Jun 19
Thank you Frank Fernandez for your help with my case. You were very patient and knowledgable. Will certainly be recommending him to anyone in need.
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Katherine Stevens
12:25 25 Jun 19
Probably one of the best lawyers in the area. He’s considering all the nuances of a case and It’s clearly seen he’s fighting for the best possible result. Some people thing a success is a matter of luck, but i know it’s a result of patience and hard work that Mr Fernandez does provide by his job.
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Russell Glaz
16:27 15 Feb 19
Probably one of the best lawyers in the area. He’s considering all the nuances of a case and It’s clearly seen he’s fighting for the best possible result. Some people thing a success is a matter of luck, but i know it’s a result of patience and hard work that Mr Fernandez does provide by his job.
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Russell Glaz
16:27 15 Feb 19
If you find yourself needing a lawyer, Frank is your guy. Right from the very first phone call (which he answered, not a call center) he made me feel comfortable and gave me great advice. He was very professional, did a great job explaining everything to me, and really listened to what I had to say (which helped me calm down in a stressful situation). Very happy I chose to work with Frank, he made a tough situation the easiest it could be. Also - added bonus for some - he's fluent in Spanish! Thanks again Frank.
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Meg Gaff
19:46 17 Dec 18
I would 100% recommend The Fernandez Firm to anyone looking for a Boston lawyer. Frank is kind and patient, really making things go smoothly when you need them to most. Thanks to The Fernandez Firm for all your help, i highly recommend your services.
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Evan Matthews
16:55 13 Jul 18
I needed a criminal lawyer here in Boston, and needed one quickly. After doing something stupid that would have costed me my scholarship, I called The Fernandez Firm and got legal advice from Mr. Fernandez. I was so worried at first but after talking to Mr. Fernandez I felt so much better and knew it could be dealt with properly. Thanks for taking the time to figure out my case exactly.
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Alex Dueckson
21:41 10 Jul 18
I needed discretion and someone professional to take care of things quickly and quietly. Attorney Frank Fernandez did exactly that. Thanks for taking my case and helping me get my life back.
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Evelyne Ivy
01:31 03 Jun 18
What a relief. That's all I have to say! Almost speechless with how happy I am that Frank Fernandez is the boston lawyer that I ended up calling. I was in a jam, googled for a lawyer and up came Frank Fernandez. Right away I knew I had made the right decision. He is such a friendly and personable guy, he really put me at ease with everything that was going on. I will certainly be returning to Frank for any legal needs I have. And even more so recommend him to anyone in Boston who needs a lawyer. Thanks again Frank Fernandez, I owe you big time.
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Tricia Kendall
21:56 02 Jun 18
Oh my God, how and where do I start from?Infact Attorney Frank Fernandez is just an amazing human being, strictly professional with a lot of sympathy for me as his Client.He gave me his cell phone number before even accepting to take the case. He spoke to me in a very pleasant manner and took care of my case within hours. His Fees was the lowest that I was quoted and after resolving my case he returned my unused balance of funds back to me.I sincerely thank and appreciate God for leading me to such a wonderful kind hearted Attorney like Barrister Fernandez.Thanks so much Sir, I really really really appreciate all your help, God bless you sir.My prayers for you is that God will send you plenty of cases and good & adequate help to keep you flying high in your profession.Remain blessed Sir, I appreciate you.
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17:57 21 May 18
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