Under Georgia law, a person commits the offense of rape when he has "carnal knowledge" of a female forcibly and against her will or of a female who is less than ten years old. "Carnal Knowledge" is defined under Georgia law as any penetration of the female sex organ by the male sex organ. The fact that the victim is the wife of the defendant is not a defense to the charge of rape.
Rape is one of the most serious of charges, and it carries with it more punishment than other charges (both state imposed and otherwise). At Miller & Brown, P.C., we understand that this is a critical charge and a major change in the course of life. We strive to provide top representation for our clients, and we understand the stress that the clients face. For a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney about rape or related charges, call 770-461-2025.