Accused of Spousal Rape in Riverside, CA?
Sexual Assault Attorney in Temecula & Riverside
Under California law, just because someone is married does not mean they
have a right to demand sexual intercourse with their spouse. Forced sexual
intercourse in marriage, also known as spousal rape, is punished as severely as other
sex crimes. Not only will the accused be facing a felony conviction, but many prosecutors
will push this as domestic violence, leading to penalties for both rape
and a violent crime.
If convicted of spousal rape, the accused will face between three and eight
years in California state prison, extensive fines, and may be required
to register as a sex offender. This charge will stay on a criminal record
for the rest of a person's life. Don't let an accusation of spousal
rape mar your record!
Call our Riverside & Temecula defense firm for a free case consultation
How can spousal rape be proven?
Claims of spousal rape can be made out of anger, to gain an advantage in
a divorce case, or a number of other reasons. Whether the charges can
be backed by sufficient evidence or not is another question.
When one spouse insinuates spousal rape, there are a few implications that
must be proven:
- The accused engaged in sexual intercourse with the alleged victim;
- This sexual intercourse occurred when the accused and the victim were married;
- No consent was given for the sexual intercourse; and
- The intercourse was accomplished through force, violence, duress, fraud,
or fear of bodily injury.
Making accusations does not imply fact! A Temecula sex crimes attorney
can show that the accused was wrongly arrested by proving the spouse did
consent to the sexual act, the claim was made falsely, or that there is
not enough evidence of spousal rape for conviction.
Call the Firm to Defend Your Rights
California prosecutes those convicted of spousal rape to the fullest extent
of the law. Don't let the false claims of a spouse condemn you to
a lifetime of penalties for a crime that did not occur.
In such a complex case and with your reputation on the line, you need to
know that your rights are being protected.
With years of experience and insight in criminal cases, call The Law Office
of David E. Grande. You can trust that your case is in reliable hands.