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Why does the crime of rape carry very serious penalties?

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    John J. Carney | The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
    401 East 34th Street
    New York, NY 10016
    (917) 696-2363
    The crime of rape carries a long prison term because any man who rapes a woman is a violent and dangerous predator who needs to get removed from society before he rapes another woman.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 4/10/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    Yes for standard rape without aggravating factors, it is up to fifteen years in prison, in Michigan. With aggravating factors rape can carry life.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 4/5/2013
    John F Brennan | Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    24001 Greater Mack
    St Clair Shores, MI 48080
    (586) 778-0900
    Yes, it can be up to life depending on the jurisdiction and the variety charged. Get an attorney now,
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 4/4/2013
    Leonard J. Levenson | Leonard J. Levenson Attorney At Law
    225 Broadway, Rm 1804
    New York, NY 10007
    (212) 732-0522
    Because it is a crime of violence, creates immense health problems for the raped woman and scars women physically and psychologically.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 4/4/2013
    James Smith | Law Office of James E. Smith
    7251 Lake Mead Blvd., Suite 300
    Las Vegas, NV 89128
    (702) 460-3765
    It always has been a serious crime because it's violent, causes emotional distress and physical injury.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada - Replied: 4/4/2013
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