If you are accused or convicted of a sex offense, you face lifelong consequences and should seek immediate help from an experienced Wisconsin sexual assault attorney. A sexual assault charge should not be taken lightly. Contact Henry Law Offices today.
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While there are a wide range of sexual assault offenses that can result in punishments of varying magnitudes, there are two primary, very serious consequences that can result from a sexual assault conviction.
The first major consequence is the penalty itself. Because of the serious nature of the offense, the penalties are usually severe and include prolonged incarceration.
The second major consequence is the damage that a sexual assault conviction has on one’s reputation. Convicted sex offenders of all types find their names, addresses and other private information on public registers usually accessible on the Internet by neighbors, prospective employers and the media. As a result, many find it next to impossible to find a job, and more and more towns and cities seek to ban them from living in all or most of the community.
Also troubling is the effect that merely being accused of a sexual assault has on defendants. Allegations of sexual assault frequently involve no physical evidence and no witnesses other than the accused and the accuser. Such cases are often no more than a swearing contest between the parties. Yet rather than enjoying the protection of the presumption of innocence, the accused is often presumed guilty by the media and jurors called upon to decide his or her fate.
Given such serious and harsh penalties, you need an aggressive and experienced Wisconsin criminal lawyer who knows how to defend against various sex offenses like rape charges, sexting and more.
At Henry Law Offices we defend people throughout the state of Wisconsin arrested in terms of against sex offense charges. Our attorneys defend people in sex crime related cases including:
- Sexual assault involving adults, including attempted or completed first-degree sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, third-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree sexual assault
- Child sexual assault, including first-degree or second-degree sexual assault of a child
- Underage sexual contact between juveniles under the age of 18
- Sexual assault allegations involving an adult and a teenager
- Sex offense allegations arising out of divorce or family law disputes
- Child enticement
- Sexual exploitation by a therapist
- Sexual assault of a child by a school staff person, teacher or coach
- Internet sex crimes
- Unlawful use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime
If you or someone you know has been accused of committing a serious sex offense, contact a lawyer at Henry Law Offices for a free consultation. 262-654-5000