Sex-Related Criminal Charges
Sex crimes carry a social stigma that makes them especially difficult for those involved. Due to the sensitive nature of these crimes, it is not unusual for charges to be filed even though there are no other witnesses than the victim and little evidence.
As your sex crime defense lawyer, I will immediately begin working on your behalf, conducting my own investigation, gathering police reports, DNA test results, data recovered from computer hard drives and other evidence to develop an effective defense strategy. I’m Waukesha sex crimes attorney Craig Kuhary. I have the experience it takes to fight allegations of sex crimes.
The Consequences Of A Conviction
If you are convicted of criminal sexual conduct, you could face consequences far beyond a prison sentence. The label of “sex offender” can follow you for the rest of your life. You may have to register as a sex offender, in which case your neighbors will be notified of your status wherever you live.
I will represent you in state sex crime cases and in sex crime appeals involving:
- Rape, date rape or sexual assault
- Statutory rape (consensual sex with a minor)
- Computer sex crimes, including possession or distribution of child pornography or online solicitation of a minor
- Child molestation or pedophilia
- Prostitution or solicitation
- Indecent exposure or lewd and lascivious conduct
Because internet sex crimes have mandatory minimum sentences and result in lengthy sentences and mandatory sex offender registration, I often appeal these cases.
Under Wisconsin law, anyone under the age of 16 cannot legally give consent to sexual intercourse. If you have sex with someone under 16, even if they agreed to it, you can be charged with statutory rape. It is one of the most common sex crime charges in Wisconsin.
Most of the time when someone is charged with statutory rape, it was consensual sex between a boyfriend and girlfriend. For example, if one person is 17 and the other is 15, the 17-year-old can be charged with a second-degree sexual assault. This is serious — and tragic — because it can ruin a young person’s life. Seventeen (17) is the age of adulthood in Wisconsin, so this young person faces a sex crime charge in adult criminal court.
Experienced Rape Defense Lawyer Craig Kuhary
Whatever criminal charge you face, you can expect my complete dedication and commitment to your cause, your rights and your freedom. Put my legal knowledge and experience to work defending your rights and your reputation in state sex crime cases.
For a free, confidential consultation to discuss your legal options, contact me online, or call 262-200-9156.