Milwaukee Sexual Assault Attorney
Defending Those Accused Of Sex Crimes In Waukesha And Kenosha Counties
A sex crime conviction can have an irreparable impact on your life, particularly if you are convicted of sexual assault. Not only can you face years in prison and expensive fines, but you may also have to register as a sex offender. Avoiding or mitigating these consequences is possible, which is why you should seek help from an experienced criminal defense attorney.
At Lee Law Firm, LLC, we have the legal skills and understanding necessary to defend you against sex crime charges. Our legal team appreciates the severity of these accusations and what the consequences of a conviction can mean for our clients. When someone comes to our firm for help, we provide them with personalized legal guidance and services that meet the needs of their unique legal situation. Rest assured that with our assistance, you can fight to reach the best possible outcome.
What Is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault is forced sexual contact that can include but is not necessarily rape. There are four degrees of sexual assault, each differentiated by the type of force and harm inflicted upon an alleged victim.
First-Degree Sexual Assault
First-degree sexual assault is the most serious degree. It involves forced sexual intercourse or contact that inflicts great bodily harm or pregnancy; occurs without consent or under threat of bodily harm with a weapon; aided by one or more people using violence or the threat of violence; and/or sexual intercourse or contact of any kind with a minor younger than 13.
- A conviction for this offense can mean imprisonment for up to 40 years.
Second-Degree Sexual Assault
Second-degree sexual assault involves forced sexual intercourse or contact without consent by using the threat of violence; causing injury, illness, or impairment of a sexual or reproductive organ as well as mental anguish; sexual intercourse of contact with someone who is unconscious, mentally ill, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol; aided by one or more people; and/or sexual intercourse or contact of any kind with a minor younger than 16.
- A conviction for this offense can mean imprisonment for up to 20 years and up to $10,000 in fines.
Third-Degree Sexual Assault
Third-degree sexual assault is non-consensual sexual intercourse without any of the aforementioned conditions. It may also include any kind of non-consensual sexual contact involving intentional penile ejaculation.
- A conviction for this offense can mean imprisonment for up to five years and up to $10,000 in fines.
Fourth-Degree Sexual Assault
Fourth-degree sexual assault is any kind of nonconsensual sexual contact that is not sexual intercourse. It can include inappropriate touching of any body part, whether the complainant’s or defendant’s, through clothing or otherwise.
- Fourth-degree sexual assault is the least severe degree. Even so, A conviction for this offense can mean imprisonment for up nine months in county jail and a fine of up to $10,000.
Additional Sex Crimes My Firm Defends Against
As a sexual assault attorney in the Milwaukee area, I can defend clients accused of other state sex crimes. Just like sexual assault, convictions for these other offenses may lead to years of imprisonment and steep fines.
Other sex crime charges we can defend against include these:
- Child molestation
- Child pornography
- Indecent exposure
- Lewd acts with a minor
- Lewd and lascivious behavior
You may be unfairly accused or inappropriately charged with a sex crime. A conviction under these circumstances can mean facing unfair penalties. Avoiding this outcome is possible with my help.
Contact A Sexual Assault Lawyer Today
When you are charged with a sex crime, reach out to Lee Law Firm, LLC, for help. We offer all potential clients a free 30-minute phone consultation to learn more about your legal situation and offer ways in which we can help.
When you select our firm for representation, you can expect personalized legal assistance that takes your unique situation into account.
Contact our firm today to get started on your defense with a Milwaukee sexual assault attorney.