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Sexual Assault and Other Sex Crimes

In Wisconsin, sexual assault and sex crimes include the following:

  • Felony Sexual Assault (Rape)
  • Possession Of Child Pornography
  • Serious Child Sex Offender
  • Sexual Exploitation By A Therapist
  • Sexual Exploitation Of A Child
  • Serious Sex Crime
  • Use Of A Computer To Commit A Sex Crime

Conviction for a sexual assault or sex crime can have significant consequences, including incarceration and sex offender registration.

How We Help

A significant portion of our Firm’s practice is devoted to criminal defense, including defending those who have been charged with a sex crime. If you have been charged with a sex crime or have reason to believe that you may be charged with a sex crime, please contact us immediately. We offer a free consultation so that you may learn about our services, and so that we can learn about the facts and circumstances of your case.

If you are being questioned concerning a sex crime, remember that you can invoke your right to remain silent, and ask to have your attorney present during questioning.  Even if you wish to cooperate with the authorities, it is a good idea to have an attorney present. 

We have represented hundreds of people facing sex offense charges. Each case is different but many persons have had charges dismissed or have been found not guilty by a jury.  Prosecutors do not drop charges without a fight.

The following sections discuss sex offenses in Wisconsin.

Sex Offense Charges & Penalties

In Wisconsin, sex offenses can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on many factors. In most cases, sex crimes are charged as a felony offense.

Wisconsin law also provides that people convicted of sex crimes may be placed on a sex offender registry or lifetime supervision. That watchful eye can be ordered for a set period of time, or be permanent.  In some cases we can prevent sex offender registry or get someone removed from it.

Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent if Questioned

If you are under investigation for a sex crime, you may or may not be aware that an allegation has been made against you.  Even if you merely suspect that you are under investigation, contact an attorney immediately, and refrain from answering any questions unless your attorney is with you.

If you know that you are under investigation, then it may serve you well to also know that you do not have to answer any questions, regardless of whether you have been charged. You have a right to have your attorney present during any and all conversations, including those occurring before arrest.