Committed To Protecting Your Rights In Sexual Assault Cases
Merely being investigated for criminal sexual assault can disrupt your life tremendously. A conviction could result in a lengthy prison sentence. Once you are released, you may be required to register as a sex offender for a decade or possibly for life.
Clearly, if you are charged with sexual assault or any sex crime in Wisconsin, it is important to enlist the help of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who will protect your rights. In fact, due to the seriousness of a sex crime charge, it is wise to hire a lawyer even if you have only been questioned in connection with a sexual assault or other sex crime.
The criminal defense team at Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C., has the experience you want on your side when the stakes are this high.
Assertive Defense Against Sexual Assault Charges
Wisconsin has four levels of sexual assault based on the type of sexual contact, whether there was a use of force, and the amount of harm done to the victim.
There are numerous strategies for defending against sexual assault charges. One can argue the alleged victim provided consent as long as he or she is of age to do so. Also, false accusations of sexual assault are common in domestic disputes.
We will carefully review the facts of your case and develop the strongest possible defense. Our defense lawyers’ experience with these cases allows us to find cracks in the prosecution’s case when they exist. In other cases, it may make sense to negotiate a plea agreement to a lesser charge that lessens a prison sentence or keeps you out of prison altogether and off the sex offender registry if possible.
Prompt Action Is Important
Too often, individuals wait to hire a lawyer until after they have been charged with a crime and spoken with police. If you are arrested or even questioned in connection with a sexual assault, decline to speak with authorities and enlist our help as soon as possible.
We will review your case during a free initial consultation, provide a candid assessment of what you can expect and recommend an effective course of action. Call 920-831-0300 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.