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Miami Spousal Rape Lawyer

Defense for Spousal or Marital Rape Cases

Any accusation of rape is a very serious legal problem, and spousal or marital rape is no exception. A conviction for spousal rape can lead to a 9 year prison sentence, compensation for the victim in a civil case against you, court-ordered treatment and life-long registration as a sex offender. Spousal rape, or marital rape, is defined as any nonconsensual sexual act forced upon a spouse.

If you have been accused of spousal rape it is vital that you contact an experienced Miami sex crime attorney without delay. The Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. is a highly-regarded and respected sex crime defense law firm, and they can evaluate your case to determine how the defense should proceed. Michael Mirer is a former Assistant State Attorney for Miami-Dade County, and is very familiar with how the prosecution approaches spousal rape cases.

Proving Spousal Rape in Court

A person accused of spousal rape can be convicted of the offense so long as the victim and accused are married and it is proven:

  • The accused forced the victim into a sexual act against their will.
  • The victim was threatened with harm if they did not consent to a sexual act.
  • An accused person can be convicted if the victim was unconscious or was unable to consent due to a physical or mental handicap.

A conviction for spousal rape can occur based on the alleged victim's testimony alone. In some cases, false allegations have led to long prison sentences for an innocent person. A bitter divorce or domestic problem can contribute to charges of spousal rape, and these cases must be addressed skillfully in court. Knowing you have an accomplished trial lawyer fighting for you can make the difference between a prison sentence and chance to move on with your life.

Every detail of the evidence against you should be reviewed immediately. A successful defense takes hard work and commitment, and you can be confident that every possible opportunity for the defense will be identified and exploited. The burden of proof lies with the prosecutor. The quality, trial experience and commitment of your defense attorney can significantly affect the final outcome of your case.

Defending Against Spousal Rape Accusations

Spousal rape charges place the accused individual at great risk of a life-changing conviction. Michael Mirer will immediately engage in a thorough review of the evidence, including lab reports, witness statements, police reports and other evidence to identify the flaws in the prosecutor's case against you. He is an experienced trial attorney who has lectured on cross examination to other defense attorneys and he will put his considerable skills to work for you. It is crucial that he gets involved early in the case so that any all possible defense actions that are advantageous are taken before the case progresses further.

Contact a Miami spousal rape defense attorney from the firm without delay for professional and energetic representation.

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