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
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.