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Sex Crimes Carry Heavy Penalties. Work with Our Firm if You're Charged with Spousal Rape.

Los Angeles Spousal Rape Attorney

Sex Crime Defense Lawyer Serving Los Angeles & Beverly Hills

Spousal rape, also referred to as "marital rape," is defined as any type of nonconsensual sexual act that occurs between two married persons. This means that one party used force, coercion, threats or intimidation in order to have sexual relations with their spouse. Spousal rape also means that the sexual acts ensued against their will and without their consent. Demanding sexual relations with your spouse by way of force is considered to be illegal, because they have the right to say no, just like anyone else.

Have been accused of or charged with spousal rape? If so, then it is critical that you contact an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Here at the Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein, we have extensive experience defending against sex crimes and we will fight vigorously to have your charges reduced or dismissed completely.

Possible Penalties for Spousal Rape

According to California Penal Code § 262 PC, it is possible to rape one's own husband or wife. Under California law, spousal rape is considered to be a severe felony and is punished equal to any other form of rape. Someone convicted of this crime could receive the same penalties as someone convicted of domestic violence or rape of a stranger.

If found guilty of marital rape, you could face the following penalties:

  • 3-8 years in a California state prison
  • Mandatory registration as a sex offender
  • Expensive fines
  • Court-ordered therapy
  • Compensation to the victim

Convicted offenders may also face personal consequences- your reputation could suffer, you could lose your job and finding future employment could become extremely difficult.

Legal Defenses for Marital Rape

In addition to proving that you are indeed married, the plaintiff would have to prove one of the following in order for a conviction to stick:

  • You threatened harm against them if they did not consent
  • You claimed to be a public official and threatened to arrest or deport the spouse if they did not comply
  • You used force to evoke a sexual act against their will
  • The sexual act took place when the victim was unconscious (incapacitated) and they could not consent

In some cases however, spousal rape has been proven on victim testimony alone, which is why it is extremely important that you have a hard-hitting defender on your side to protect your rights against the prosecution. An experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer could fight to prove either that the accusations and testimony against you are false, that your spouse did indeed give their consent, or that there is insufficient evidence to prove fault for this crime.

You do not want to be falsely accused of a serious crime of this nature. Even if it is someone close to you making these accusations, to ignore them would be foolish, even if the accusations are false. You need a seasoned Los Angeles sex crime attorney on your side.

Tried & True Defense for the Criminally Accused

Searching for an attorney for a spousal rape case in Los Angeles? If you have been accused of spousal rape, your spouse is most likely acting out of rage, revenge, or jealousy or they are reacting to the marital turmoil you have been experiencing as a couple. In cases of this nature, it is imperative that you consult with a knowledgeable criminal attorney who has experience defending sex crimes of this nature. Your choice of legal counsel could be the determining factor of your face and that is why you need the aggressive litigation of Attorney Robert Bernstein.

Mr. Bernstein has been recognized as a premier criminal defense lawyer in the Los Angeles area because he knows how to build a winning defense strategy for trial. His firm is exclusively focused on criminal defense law, which gives his clients a distinct advantage in the courtroom. Get experience you can count on.

Contact Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Robert Bernstein at the firm by calling (888) 316-9513 today!

Success in the Courtroom

Look Through Some of Our Recent Case Results
  • Probation Our Client was Facing 20 Years in Prison for Cocaine Poss. with Intent to Sell. Received Probation.
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  • Probation with Home Detention Our San Bernardino Client was Facing up to 6 Years in Prison for Vehicular Manslaughter. Probation with Home Detention.
  • Case Dismissed Our Client out of Beverly Hills Court Faced up to 18 Years in Prison if Convicted of Molestation / Lewd Conduct. Case Dismissed.
  • Not Guilty at Trial In Federal Court, Our Client was facing 8-14 Months in Federal Prison for Insurance Fraud. Not Guilty at Trial
  • Probation with Drug Rehabilitation Our client was Facing 8 Years in Prison for Sale of Ecstasy (3000+ tablets).Probation with Drug Rehabilitation.
  • Probation - No Jail Time Our client was Facing 6 Years in Prison for Grand Theft $60,000+. Probation - No Jail Time.
  • Case Dismissed Our client was Facing 15 to Life in Prison for Armed Robbery with a Fire Arm. Case Dismissed.
  • Probation - No Jail Time Our Client was Facing 18-24 Months in Federal Prison for Mail Fraud. Probation - No Jail Time.
  • Case Dismissed - Illegal Search Our Client was Facing 120 months (10 years) in Federal Prison for Narcotics Trafficking. Case Dismissed - Illegal Search.

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