Have the police tried to get you to talk? You have the right to remain silent. You also have a right to have an attorney defend you. If you have been charged with a child sex crime, tell the police that you will not answer any questions until you have spoken with an attorney.
Waukesha / Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Child Sex Crimes Lawyers
Our lawyers have an impressive track record, attorney Matthew Huppertz has argued hundreds of cases in front of Wisconsin’s judges and juries, including five cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Matt Huppertz has been AV Rated* under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating Process. Attorney Mark Powers is also a former prosecutor for Waukesha County with extensive criminal defense experience.
We defend against child sex crime accusations involving:
- Child pornography
- Child solicitation, including Internet solicitation of a minor
- Child enticement
- Statutory rape
- Sexual assault of a minor
- Sexual exploitation of a minor
- Prostitution and Internet stings
Second Degree Sexual Assault for “Consensual” Sex With a Minor
Wisconsin law states that anyone who commits a sex act with a minor under the age of 16 is guilty of a Class C felony (or a Class B felony if the child is under 13). If the minor is between the ages of 16 and 18, the alleged offender will be charged with a Class A misdemeanor. This can happen even if the sex act is a consensual act between an 18-year-old boyfriend and 17-year-old girlfriend. In order for the act to be considered “consensual” under Wisconsin law, both parties must be 18 or older.
What does this mean for you or your son or daughter? A Class C felony can lead to a criminal record, a $100,000 fine, up to 40 years in jail, and sex offender registry for life. We can help you fight the charges. We have successfully reduced Class C felonies to misdemeanors through effective negotiations with prosecutors, and we will try to do the same for your case.