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Statutory Rape

Are You Facing Accusations of Statutory Rape?

At Dhar Law, LLP we put our years of experience to work to defend your reputation and your freedom. Don’t assume your statutory rape accusations will go away – call our firm to secure your future. 


Top Rated Statutory Rape Defense Firm in Boston

We are proud to build a strong defense for anyone accused of a crime.

If you have been accused of statutory rape, even if you have not yet been formally charged, you need to speak with an attorney immediately. Our Boston criminal defense attorneys work first and foremost to ensure no charges are filed and subsequently apply the strongest possible defense to ensure the optimum outcome. Prosecutors, officers, judges and jury members are required to follow the law and are not quick to show sympathy or forgiveness for your situation, even if you feel you have done nothing wrong. At Dhar Law, LLP, we have decades of legal experience and will help you build a defense that can protect you from harsh punishments and a damaged reputation.


Common Penalties For a Statutory Rape Conviction

Statutory rape is a sex crime and sex crimes are harshly punished by the law. In general definition, statutory rape is defined as the act of engaging in sexual intercourse with a person who is under 18 (a minor). The law is determined on a state by state basis so the law in Massachusetts could surprise you. The outcome of your case may also depend on the kind of court you are tried in. This makes it imperative that you work with an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the law in your case and the specific ways these cases are tried. When you are accused of statutory rape you face time behind bars, monetary penalties and the loss of many freedoms.

Registry as a Sex Offender

Jail or Prison Time

Forfeiture of Assets

Impact on Immigration

Heavy Fines and Fees

Loss of Right to Own a Firearm

As a local, Boston-based criminal defense firm, we are ready to help you or someone you know fight charges of statutory rape. Please don’t hesitate to contact us so we can work on building a strong defense.

Vikas S. Dhar is widely recognized as one of Boston’s premier criminal defense attorneys and a leader in the New England legal community. As a seasoned trial lawyer and a “Top 40 Under 40” criminal defense attorney, he has been honored as a New England Super Lawyer in the area of White-Collar Criminal Defense over the past 14 years by Boston Magazine.

Know Your Rights

Do not speak to police, even if you think cooperating will help your case. Anything you say can and will be used against you. We strongly advise that you take advantage of your right to remain silent. 

You have a right to legal counsel. You do not have to participate in being questioned or investigated without an attorney present. 

Before you have even been charged or convicted, an allegation of statutory rape can cause lifelong damage to your reputation. Our Boston criminal defense attorneys work with people accused of statutory rape to secure a brighter future, free of stigma. Contact us at 617-880-6155.


Have you or a family member been charged or arrested? It’s important not to make mistakes early on in your case. Download our PDF on the top 3 things to do to help your defense or if you have been arrested by the State Police or FBI or you are the subject of an FBI Arrest Warrant.

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Heading up the firm, Vikas Dhar is widely recognized as a leader in the New England legal community. An accomplished business litigator and a “Top 40 Under 40” criminal defense attorney, he has also been honored as a New England Super Lawyer/Rising Star in the area of White-Collar Criminal Defense for each of the past six years by Boston Magazine.

I have the power and the skill to be able to save people from themselves. I can be your guide during the darkness. I can hold your hand and navigate you out of the darkness into the light.

— Vikas Dhar
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