Marital Rape

Marital Rape is a nonconsensual sexual act alleged to have occurred within the context of a marital relationship. The accuser only has to claim a single sexual act was evoked with the use of intimidation, threat, or coercion during the marriage in order to claim rape occurred. An accusation of marital rape is sometimes made or threatened during contentious divorces. Because of the complexity and nature of this type of sex accusation you need a defense attorney experienced in rape and investigations to find weaknesses and holes in the opposing side’s arguments and statements.

Many people mistakenly believe the police will not investigate an allegation of rape made by one spouse against the other. However, these allegations often arise in the context of a fight between a married couple, and they often involve equally serious allegations of kidnapping, false imprisonment or domestic violence. If you are being investigated for marital rape to your spouse, it is imperative you call our defense attorneys immediately. The sooner a criminal attorney starts working, the better. In some cases, effective intervention early on by an attorney may clear you and halt the indictment.

Many people also mistakenly believe they cannot be convicted if there is no DNA evidence or other evidence corroborating the victim’s accusation. This is not true. You can be convicted when the only evidence is the victim’s word.

The mere accusation of marital rape can have a long-lasting and devastating effect on your life, including serious harm to your reputation, career and personal relationships. A conviction for marital rape can haunt you for the rest of your life. If convicted, you can face sex offender lifetime registration and severe criminal penalties, including many years in prison, expensive fines, court-ordered therapy, and have to pay compensation to the victim. Regardless of the severity or circumstances of your offense, your sex offender registration becomes public record, and your neighbors and employers will be able to see this identification indefinitely.




Marital rape charges generally pit the word of the accused against the word of the victim. Do not be tempted to plead guilty early in these cases. Instead, you should plan on having a strong defense, by experienced criminal lawyers, that will overwhelm the prosecution.

Physical evidence may be available immediately after the alleged act. This evidence can be used in your defense if you obtain effective attorneys immediately. With LibertyBell Law Group at your side, you will be armed with a group of top lawyers fighting to dispose all marital rape accusations.

Rape charges are often “he said, she said” contests in which principle evidence is the word of the victim. The outcome of rape cases depends in large part on the attorneys involved and should be fought aggressively to avoid lifetime sex offender registration and harsh prison sentences.

Sexual criminal defense, such as rape, is different from other criminal cases and requires very specific techniques and experience. An effective defense team often employs psychologists, medical experts, private investigators and attorneys with the expertise to use these tools in the most effective manner.

One defense strategy used by our criminal attorneys is to deny the alleged marital rape occurred in the first place or the sexual act did not involve the defendant. DNA and other forensic evidence may be used to support this defense. Another strategy is to argue the sexual act was consensual. This requires skilled argumentation by your criminal attorneys and may depend strongly on the use of psychologists, character witnesses and expert private investigation services.



LibertyBell Law Group was founded by a group of top criminal attorneys who have a track record of getting the best pleas and winning cases. Our lawyers grew frustrated that thousands of people suffer life-altering penalties because they do not have adequate defense.

This legal firm was created to level the playing field. We carefully chose only the best experts and criminal lawyers in defense of a sexual nature. Our lawyers have extensive experience and an impressive track record in sensitive and highly challenging sex cases, such as marital rape.

We provide these criminal attorneys who are expert veterans of law, with all of the resources they need to get you the best. We make this powerful legal defense force of lawyers and experts available and, of course, affordable.


Now you can have the combined talents and resources of a huge team of criminal lawyers with one goal — obtaining the best result for your case. We stand strong, ready to defend you both inside and outside the courtroom.

Early intervention is the key to our mutual success. For a free consultation with one of our criminal attorneys, call 855-LAW-PRO1 (855-529-7761) now.

Gina Tennen

Gina Tennen

Founder and Lawyer Gina Tennen is a famous advocate of personal freedom. Her meticulous preparation for a trial and her exceptional ability to get all possible defenses, have given her the admiration of clients and the respect of prosecutors, judges and other criminal lawyers across the country.

As a respected strategist and criminal lawyer, Tennen works tirelessly in many high profile criminal cases. She is known as a relentless fighter who never surrenders in any case. No matter how small the case may seem, Gina believes that each client has the right to the best legal representation.

Diana Ivanova

Criminal Defense Attorney & Director of Client Affairs
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Diana Ivanova is an Associate at LibertyBell Law Group, who specializes in complex criminal matters in state and federal courts nationwide.

Ms. Ivanova’s aggressive defense of her clients’ freedoms and rights has earned her a reputation as both a zealous and successful criminal defense trial attorney in all criminal defense matters. She provides tenacious representation in both state and federal courts for those facing serious charges of sex crimes, federal violations, drug crimes, homicide, violence, white-collar crime, DUI and more. Ms. Ivanova has also successfully litigated some of the largest violence crimes in Los Angeles.

Even if an arrest has been made, Ms. Ivanova focuses on getting charges dropped before formal charging in court. It is important for a criminal defense professional to intervene early and aggressively, as she does.

Ms. Ivanova is a member of multiple legal associations. In addition to being a tough and fearless advocate in criminal defense cases, she genuinely cares about her clients and fights each case with unparalleled skill and determination to obtain the best possible outcome.

Call 855-LAW-PRO1 (855-529-7761) to speak to Diana now. You may also email her at info@LibertyBellLaw.com.



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