Internet sex crimes come with serious penalties, and if you’ve been accused of committing one, it’s a good idea to call a sex offense lawyer who understands the laws and will take the time to understand the circumstances surrounding your case.
What Are Internet Sex Crimes?
Any sex crime that was facilitated by the Internet can be considered an Internet sex crime. The charges can range from child pornography to the solicitation of a prostitute, and the penalties can be exceptionally harsh.
Internet sex crimes involving children, such as those relating to child pornography and trafficking, are typically the most serious under Wisconsin law, which is very clear about the use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.
The law says, “Whoever uses a computerized communication system to communicate with an individual who the actor believes or has reason to believe has not attained the age of 16 years with intent to have sexual contact or sexual intercourse with the individual in violation of s. 948.02 (1) or (2) is guilty of a Class C felony.”
Other circumstances can affect whether you’re charged with a Class C felony or another type of felony. Typically, a Class C felony is punishable by a prison term of up to 40 years, a fine of up to $100,000, or both.
What Can an Internet Sex Crimes Lawyer Do for You?
An Internet sex crimes lawyer will carefully evaluate your case and the evidence the prosecution has against you. Your attorney will look for errors in the prosecution’s strategy and ensure that the evidence against you was actually obtained legally. Your lawyer will begin building a defense for you as soon as you explain your case, and when it’s time to go to court, your attorney will be with you every step of the way.
Do You Need to Talk to an Internet Sex Crimes Lawyer?
If you need to talk to an Internet sex crimes lawyer, call us right away at 414-383-6700. You can also contact us online if it’s easier.