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If you have been accused of a sex crime in Wisconsin, you need a great lawyer. Jeffrey Kippa is one who will stand up for your rights and do his best to defend your freedom. These kinds of charges can affect the rest of your life, and you need our help to fight them and get the best possible outcome.

There are four degrees of sexual assault in Wisconsin. Note that in Wisconsin, as in some other states, the word “rape” is not used in a legal context.

First Degree Sexual Assault

First degree sexual assault is a Class B felony, with potential penalties of up to 60 years in prison. It’s defined as sexual contact or intercourse without consent that:

  • Results in pregnancy.
  • Causes great bodily harm.
  • Involves the use of a dangerous weapon.
  • Involves force or the threat of violence.
  • Involves one or more other people.

You will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Once on the registry, you will find it difficult or even impossible to find employment or housing, as anyone can easily find out what you did.

Second Degree Sexual Assault

Second degree sexual assault is a Class C felony, which can be punished by up to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. This covers sexual contact or intercourse without consent that:

  • Involves force or threat of violence.
  • Results in injury, disease, or mental harm requiring psychiatric care.
  • Involves a victim who suffers from a mental illness or deficiency.
  • Involves a victim who is unconscious, intoxicated, or otherwise unable to give consent.
  • Involves one or more other people.

It is also automatically second degree sexual assault if the perpetrator is a parole officer or prison officer and the victim is a parolee or prisoner. You will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life.

Third Degree Sexual Assault

Third degree sexual assault is a Class G felony, which brings up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. Third degree sexual assault is sexual intercourse that occurs along with ejaculating, urinating, or defecating on the victim. If convicted, you will have to register as a sex offender for 15 years.

Fourth Degree Sexual Assault

Fourth degree sexual assault is any kind of sexual contact, without consent, other than intercourse. I.e., this might include groping, fondling, etc. This is a Class A misdemeanor with penalties of up to 9 months in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Even a minor sexual assault can have significant consequences, and having to register as a sex offender can limit your freedom and opportunities even after prison. If you are fighting these charges, contact J. Kipper Law Office, LLC to find out how we can help you with your case.

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