What Is the Age of Consent in Wisconsin?

Did you know that Wisconsin actually has two ages of consent? These are the ages of sixteen and eighteen. Continue reading to find out the stipulations of each.

Age of Consent: Eighteen

If you are eighteen or older, you can consent to any sexual activity if you are sober, not handicapped, or under the influence of any drugs. If you are accused of having sexual relations with someone who was under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or physically impaired, contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Quick action and defense can make or break your case.

Age of Consent: Sixteen

This age can be a bit trickier than eighteen. If you are sixteen or older, you can only consent to sexual contact. This can consist of fondling, touching, or “third base.” If you are sixteen or seventeen and you engage in sexual intercourse, Wisconsin places you as a victim.

What if You Have Intercourse with a Minor?

If you have intercourse with a person who is sixteen or seventeen, you are putting yourself in danger of at least a misdemeanor or sexual assault charge. If you have sexual contact or intercourse with someone under the age of sixteen, you will be charged with a felony. You may be registered for life and ordered to prison. If this is your circumstance, you must stay quiet and hire an experienced, dedicated attorney as quickly as possible. Contact us today at 608-401-4507 so we can start helping you with your case.

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