Sexual assault charges have always carried with them a heavy stigma, even if they turn out to be untrue. In addition to damaging a reputation, such charges come with hefty fines and penalties. Even worse, long-term consequences that can persist even after the matter has been settled and punishments completed.
If convicted on a sexual assault charge in Wisconsin, you’ll be required to register as a sex offender, spend some time in jail, and pay large fines. That’s why the very first thing you should do if you are charged with a sex crime is contact a criminal defense attorney. Contacting an attorney is vital, regardless of whether the charges are true or not. If true, an attorney can help you build a strong defense that minimizes the long-term consequences of a conviction. If untrue, it is even more important to have an experienced attorney on your side, defending your good name and protecting your rights.
Sexual assault is a felony under Wisconsin statute 940.225. The law protects strangers, peers and spouses; charges remain the same regardless of the relationship between the victim and assailant.
In most cases, convictions center on whether or not consent was obtained before the sex act was performed. A criminal defense attorney will likely build a defense centered around the question of consent and what constitutes refusal. This makes sex crime cases complex and complicated. With consequences as severe and far-reaching as they are, building a proper defense is crucial to securing the best possible outcome for your future.
If you or a loved one are facing sex charges in Wisconsin, contact the criminal defense team at Eisenberg Law Offices in Madison, WI for help. We will explore all available defense options, advise you of your options and the likely outcomes, and advocate aggressively on your behalf to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
Contact the criminal defense lawyers at Eisenberg Law Offices by calling 608-256-8356 or emailing Info@eisenberglaw.org to arrange a free, confidential consultation.
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