Incest

Incest is a marital violation closely related to polygamy and sexual abuse of a child. While it rarely leads to prosecution, incest is a serious offense in the state of Utah and is considered a third-degree felony.

For this type of offense, the prosecution has the burden of proof, and if they fail to eliminate any reasonable doubt, you should not be convicted. In order establish some sort of reasonable doubt; you need a skilled lawyer who can aggressively defend her clients in the courtroom.


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Salt Lake City Incest Lawyer

If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney with years of experience and countless wins under her belt, Susanne Gustin is the attorney for you. Her experience as a defense attorney has allowed her to gain experience in the courtroom and in negotiations.

If you or someone you know has been charged with incest, it is important to work in a timely manner. Your freedom tomorrow depends on your actions today. Call Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 for more information and a free consultation.


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Incest Information Center


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Incest Defined

Utah Code §76-7-102: a person is guilty of incest when, under circumstances not amounting to rape, rape of a child, or aggravated sexual assault, he or she knowingly engages in any of the following:

  • Sexual intercourse between the actor and a person the actor knows has kinship to him or her;
  • Provides or makes available his seminal fluid for the purpose of insertion or placement into the vagina, cervix, or uterus of a related person by means other than sexual intercourse;
  • Is a woman 18 years or older who knowingly allows insertion of seminal fluid of a provider into her vagina, cervix, or uterus by means other than sexual intercourse; and
  • Knows that the seminal fluid is that of a person with whom she has kinship; or
  • Provides a human egg or seminal fluid to conduct in vitro fertilization, or any other means of fertilization, with the human egg or sperm of a person who is a related person.

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Penalties for Incent

Incest is a marital violation carrying a penalty of up to five years in prison, up to $5,000 in fines, or a combination of the two.
In addition to the legal penalties accompanying an incest conviction, the social stigma attached to involvement in an incestuous relationship can be extremely damaging to a person’s reputation.


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Utah’s Incest Resources

RAINN– This organization aims to fight incest, sexual assault, and to work towards prevention through education.

National Center for Victims of Crime– This organization provides services for victims of crime and statics on various crimes throughout the country.


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Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law Salt Lake County Incest Defense Lawyer

If you are facing incest charges in Salt Lake City or any of the surrounding areas, you require an attorney experienced in these types of cases. Call Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 to speak with a criminal defense attorney with over 28 years of experience.

This firm offers services in Salt Lake County, Davis County, Clinton, North Salt Lake, Centerville, Woods Cross, and surrounding areas.


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