Assertive Legal Defense Against Internet Sex Crimes
Internet sex crimes or cybersex crimes refer to any type of sex crime that is facilitated by the Internet. Wisconsin police have targeted recent Internet stings that focus on cybersex and chat rooms that target children. Most of the arrests that stem from these sting operations are looking for sexual predators who use the Internet to entice minor children for sexual assault. Another type of Internet sex crime involves child pornography, which is the use, possession or distribution of digital imagery, undeveloped film, photographic negatives, photographs, motion pictures, videotapes or other recordings of a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Under Wisconsin law, both possession and exhibition of child pornography are illegal. The distribution or publishing of pictures, video or other recordings of adults in sexual situations that you have obtained without their permission also is illegal.
Aggressively Handling Accusations Of Internet Sex Crimes
The penalties for Internet sex crimes are severe. Depending upon your age, the possession or exhibition of child pornography can be either a Class D felony or a Class I felony. If you are over age 18, you will be punished for a Class D felony with up to a $100,000 fine and up to 25 years in prison.
Also, if you are convicted of just a single count of possession of child pornography in Wisconsin, you are required to serve at least three years in prison. The courts are not allowed to place you directly on probation. In addition, a conviction for any child pornography offense will require you to register as a sex offender.
Contact An Attorney As Soon As Possible
If you face Internet sex crime charges, it is critical to enlist the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has successfully defended people against a wide range of sex crime charges. I have produced positive outcomes for a number of individuals who faced sex crime charges.Call 608-620-6239 or provide more information on your situation using my online contact form. I will review the facts of your case during a free consultation and recommend an effective course of action. I represent clients in central and western Wisconsin from my office in Madison.