Against Rape Charges Articles

Defending Against Rape Charges: Reasonable Belief of Consent (PC 261)

In criminal trials involving rape, the prosecution must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt in order to convict you: You had sexual intercourse with the victim At the time of the sexual act, you and the victim were not married The alleged victim did not consent to the sexual intercourse; and The act was accomplished through threats, force or fraud to induce the victim into engaging…

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