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Rape

A rape conviction is one of the most serious offenses a person can face. Utah law enforces very a series of different punishments for rape convictions. Some of these include required registry as a sex offender, a permanent criminal history, fines, or even life imprisonment.
Because of the seriousness of the consequences presented by this offense, it is imperative to seek adequate legal representation to handle these types of allegations.

Rape Defense Attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah

With more than 28 years of experience in criminal defense in Utah, Susanne Gustin has successfully defended clients against a variation of sex crime charges including aggravated sexual assault, rape, and solicitation.  She is well respected in the Utah courts for passionately defending the accused. Susanne Gustin has a proven record of finding the best defenses for her clients.  She will work hard on your behalf towards a solution. Don't look any further than Susanne Gustin if you're in need of a rape and sexual assault attorney in the Salt Lake City area. 

If you have been faced with any of the aforementioned offenses or a similar offense, contact Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 or submit an online survey to schedule a consultation with a Salt Lake City sex crimes attorney to discuss your options. Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law services those accused of sex crimes throughout Salt Lake County and Davis County, and surrounding communities in Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Layton Bountiful, West Jordan, and Sandy.

Utah Rape Information Center


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What Classifies as Rape Under Utah Law?

Facing accusations of any type of sexually motivated crime can be extremely terrifying for both your reputation and future. However, few crimes carry the same heavy stigma as rape under Utah law. The statute for rape can be found under Utah Code § 76-5-402 and § 76-5-406, which state a person must be guilty of the following to be convicted of rape.


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Penalties for Rape in Utah

Rape is a first-degree felony punishable by a minimum of five years to life; minimum 15 years to life in the event that the accused has caused serious bodily injury to the victim; or life without parole if the defendant was previously convicted of a grievous sexual offense.


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Possible Defenses to Rape in Utah

Every case is different and what defense is applicable may change depending on the specific circumstances surrounding your case. The following are some possible defenses your attorney can implement to cast reasonable doubt on your rape charges. 


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Types of Rape in Utah

In Utah, rape cases are classified based on who the victim and preparator was. The following are the various types of rape crimes under Utah law.


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Sexual Assault and Rape Statistics in Utah

Unfortunately, the state of Utah has seen an uptick in rape and sexual assault cases over the last 20 years. Utah is now one of the few states where rape is the only violent crime that occurs at a higher rate than the rest of the nation. Not to mention the fact that the majority of rapes are never reported to law enforcement (88.2%), so these numbers may not be even more severe. The ones who did disclose of their rape or sexual assault are recorded annually in a report by the Utah Department of Health. 

The following are some statistics for rape and sexual assault in Utah collected by their Department of Health.


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Utah Rape Crime Resources

Utah Megan’s Law Information- Information for probationers and parolees, probation parole conditions, and resources for sex offenders to avoid further legal complications.

Salt Lake City Rape Recovery Center- Explanation of the criminal process and more preliminary procedures.

Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice: Reported Crime Statistics- Sex crime statistics for Utah and subsequent sentencing information.


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Salt Lake City Attorney for Rape Charges in UT

If you have been charged with unlawful sexual conduct in Utah, contact Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 for a consultation. Susanne Gustin is an experienced sex crime defense attorney who will act in explore your legal options. Get started on your defense now with an experienced rape defense attorney today with Susanne Gustin. 

Call Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 for a free consultation about your alleged sexual crime charges in Salt Lake County or Davis County, including Salt Lake City, Taylorsville, Riverton, Midvale, Clearfield, Layton, and surrounding communities.


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