Spousal or marital rape is the crime of sexual assault against a marital partner, ex-spouse or long-term partner. This includes sexual penetration as well as oral and anal sex without consent that occurred with or without physical violence, threats of violence and bodily harm.
You can also be charged with spousal rape if the alleged victim was incapable of giving consent due to unconsciousness, intoxication or drug impairment, or otherwise unaware that the assault is occurring.
A conviction can result in:
While the penalties are severe, even being arrested for spousal rape can have serious repercussions, such as the issuing of a restraining order to prevent you from having further contact with your spouse.
If you have been charged with spousal rape, you will need competent legal advice from a prove attorney when fighting marital rape charges. Attorney Ned Barnett knows how the prosecution will respond to these allegations and will take whatever legal actions are necessary to ensure the best possible outcome in your case.
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