Sex Crime Allegations And Convictions Have Serious Consequences
When you are charged with a sex crime, there is a lot at stake. Not only do you face serious criminal penalties, but your reputation could be ruined. You may be forced to register as a sex offender, and that designation could affect your ability to get a job or live in certain places.
Attorney Jeffrey Kippa of J. Kippa Law, LLC, will work hard to protect your reputation and defend you against these charges. He has extensive experience handling all types of sex crime charges in Wisconsin.
What Charges Are You Facing?
If you are convicted, the consequences in your case will depend on the charges you face. Attorney Jeffrey Kippa defends clients facing a wide range of sex crime charges, including:
- Sexual assault: Also known as rape, this crime carries significant penalties. If your case involves statutory rape or date rape, it is essential to have skilled legal representation on your side throughout the process.
- Solicitation of a minor: In recent years, law enforcement has improved its technology and targeting of individuals who solicit minors online. If you are facing charges for this type of crime, you need a lawyer who understands the technical issues in the case. Some charges for solicitation, including the use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, can result in serious felony charges.
- Prostitution: Wisconsin law enforcement officials are harsh in prosecuting prostitution, solicitation, patronizing prostitutes and other prostitution-related offenses.
- Child pornography: Possession, exhibition or distribution of child porn is a grave offense that can result in a Class I felony charge. A conviction for any felony can lead to prison time and hefty fines and can impact your civil rights into the future.
There are many charges in Wisconsin for all types of sex crimes. Attorney Jeffrey Kippa will explain the consequences you face and defend you against those charges.
Sex Offender Registration
All of the crimes listed above, as well as several other crimes, require registration as a sex offender in Wisconsin. Additionally, even where registration is not required, a judge may order registration.
Most sex crimes require registration for 15 years after conviction. However, there are certain situations where you may be required to register for life. This includes:
- Repeated convictions for the same sex crime
- Conviction for first- or second-degree sexual assault
- Violent sex crimes
- Certain sex crimes involving children
When you register as a sex offender, information about you and your offense will be available to the public and community watch groups. This means that when you apply for a job or move into a new neighborhood, you may have issues because of your conviction.
Speak To A Lawyer About Your Case | Free Consultations
To get answers to your questions, advice about your case and skilled representation, talk to attorney Jeffrey Kippa. Call his law firm at 920-944-3352 or set up an appointment online. From his office in Appleton, he represents clients in Green Bay and Oshkosh and throughout Wisconsin.