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In Mequon, Wisconsin, a first degree sexual assault charge is considered a Class B felony, and can result in up to 60 years in prison. If the victim is under 13 years old, the penalty can increase to life in prison. Second degree sexual assault can result in 40 years in prison, fines up to $100,000, or both.

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Penalties for Sexual Assault in Ozaukee County

Sexual assault is considered a felony offense in Wisconsin. The circumstances of the crime can greatly impact the charges levied and the penalties you may face. Sexual assault penalties can change depending on the degree of the crime.

1st degree sexual assault is a Class B felony, with penalties including:

  • Maximum of 60 years in prison
  • Registration on the Wisconsin sex offender list

2nd degree sexual assault is a Class C felony, with penalties including:

  • Maximum of 40 years in prison
  • And/or fines up to $100,000
  • Registration on the Wisconsin sex offender list

3rd degree sexual assault is a Class G felony, with penalties including:

  • Maximum of 10 years in prison
  • And/or fines up to $25,000
  • Registration on the Wisconsin sex offender list

4th degree sexual assault is a Class A misdemeanor, with penalties including:

  • Up to 9 months in prison
  • And/or fines up to $10,000
  • Registration on the Wisconsin sex offender list

Sexual Assault Lawyers for Mequon & Ozaukee County

Penalties increase if the charges include:

  • Using or threatening to use a weapon
  • Rape that results in pregnancy, disease or physical injury
  • Sexual assault with more than one attacker (gang rape)
  • Sexual assault of a minor

Registration with the Wisconsin sex offender registry means that once released from custody, you will have to continually register with local law enforcement. Registration can impact where you are allowed to live and where you are permitted to work. You will also have to confirm your address with law enforcement once released from prison.

Mequon Criminal Defense Lawyers Provide Powerful Defenses for Sex Crimes, Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault Charges in Wisconsin

The experienced criminal defense team at Grieve Law has successfully negotiated multiple felonies down to misdemeanors, non-criminal tickets, and has even gotten sexual assault charges dismissed. If you’ve been accused of a sex crime, it's imperative to take it seriously and put forth the strongest possible defense. A conviction will severely impact you for the rest of your life. You will have to register with the sex offenders list, which is publicly visible and can impact your reputation, job, marriage, and children.

Our Ozaukee County criminal defense team represents clients facing:

  • Rape Charges
  • Statutory Rape Charges
  • Date Rape Charges
  • Criminal Sexual Abuse Charges or Sexual Assault Charges
  • Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault Charges
  • Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Charges
  • Prostitution Charges or Sexual Solicitation Charges

The criminal defense team at Grieve Law knows prosecutors in Wisconsin take sex crimes very seriously and are not likely to cut you any breaks. Contact our Mequon office for a free consultation to discuss how we can put you in the best position to get your charges reduced or dropped.

How long will a sex assault charge be on my record?

In Wisconsin, a sexual assault conviction will remain on your record for the rest of your life. You may also be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. If you are accused of a sex crime, it is important to take it seriously and have experienced attorneys defending you.

How to beat a sex assault charge in Mequon

If you find yourself facing sexual assault charges in Mequon,

  • Call Grieve Law right away
  • Know your rights and protect yourself
  • Don’t say anything to law enforcement that may call your innocence into question
  • Document everything that happened on the night in question. The sooner you do this the more details you will be able to recall, which can help your case.

Our criminal defense lawyers use dynamic, strategic, and aggressive defenses. Our defense team has fought these charges before, and have a proven track record of getting charges reduced or dismissed. When you need a criminal defense lawyer you can count on, contact Grieve Law and get a FREE initial consultation.

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Tom Grieve, the firm's managing attorney and founder, is a former state prosecutor and is not the only ex-prosecutor at the firm. We love hiring attorneys from both sides of the wall to bring as many perspectives to fight your case as aggressively as possible. The State of Wisconsin likes it when you choose the run-of-the-mill fee to plea™ lawyers who don't even know how to analyze and defend cases instead of experienced criminal attorneys: