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Baltimore Rape Defense Lawyer

Experienced Defense Against Rape Allegations in Maryland

The gravity of rape accusations and their profound impact on the lives of those accused in Maryland is devastating. If you are confronting rape charges, you could face fines, imprisonment, probation, restitution, criminal record, and registration as a sex offender. At Scheuerman Law, LLC, our rape defense attorneys in Baltimore are committed to providing strong and compassionate representation to individuals facing rape charges. We stand ready to tirelessly defend you and your rights.


Call Scheuerman Law, LLC today at (410) 630-4274 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our Baltimore rape defense attorney.


What is Rape?

Rape is a serious criminal offense that involves engaging in non-consensual sexual intercourse or penetration with another person. Maryland law defines rape as any sexual act without the victim's consent. Consent must be voluntary, informed, and freely given by all parties involved. If consent is absent due to force, threat, intimidation, or the victim's incapacity to provide consent, the act can be classified as rape.

What are the Penalties for Rape in Maryland?

In Maryland, the penalties for rape convictions are severe and can have life-altering repercussions. Rape is generally classified as a felony offense. The penalties may differ depending on the circumstances, such as the age of the victim, the presence of a weapon, or the use of force. Convictions for rape can result in:

  • Lengthy Prison Sentences: Those found guilty of rape may face substantial prison sentences, ranging from several years to life imprisonment, especially if aggravating factors exist.
  • Sex Offender Registration: A rape conviction often requires you to register as a sex offender, which will have far-reaching consequences on an individual's personal and professional life. Registered sex offenders may face restrictions on where they can live, work, and even spend time.
  • Criminal Record: A rape conviction leads to a permanent criminal record, impacting future employment opportunities, housing applications, and more.
  • Fines: Courts may impose significant fines in addition to imprisonment, further straining an individual's financial stability.
  • Probation and Parole: Even after serving a prison sentence, individuals may be subject to probation or parole, which involves strict monitoring and compliance with court-ordered conditions.

Defenses Against Rape Charges 

Some potential defenses against rape charges may include:

  • Consent: If we can establish that the sexual encounter was consensual and that both parties willingly participated, this can be a compelling defense.
  • Lack of Evidence: Insufficient evidence or conflicting statements can weaken the prosecution's case and raise doubts about the allegations.
  • False Accusations: Unfortunately, false accusations of rape can occur due to various motivations. We can diligently investigate the situation to uncover ulterior motives or inconsistencies in the accuser's statements.
  • Violation of Rights: If your rights were violated during the investigation or arrest, evidence obtained through unlawful means might be inadmissible in court.
  • Alibi: Providing a credible alibi that provides proof you were not present at the scene of the alleged crime when it occurred can be a powerful defense strategy.

Contact Our Rape Defense Attorney in Baltimore Today

At Scheuerman Law, LLC, we advocate for those accused of rape, offering personalized attention and a relentless commitment to achieving the best possible outcome. Our Baltimore rape defense lawyer will guide you throughout the legal process and fiercely advocate for your rights in and out of the courtroom. Remember, being accused of rape does not automatically make you guilty, and we are here to ensure your side of the story is heard and respected.


Contact Scheuerman Law, LLC, today to get started with our Baltimore rape defense lawyer. 


Why Hire Us?

A Great Attorney Can Make All the Difference
  • Our successful jury trials and 13 years of prosecutor experience is what you need on your side.
  • We have 50 years of combined legal experience among our attorneys.
  • Every case is handled strategically with precision and preparation.
  • We're┬áready to take prosecutors, judges, and juries head-on for you.
  • Defending against charges takes skill, and we possess the keen ability to do so.
  • We go into a courtroom commanding a sense of confidence and readiness.
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