It’s no secret that Milwaukee police often run prostitution sting operations. What that means is that they set people up—and it’s legal for them to catch and prosecute people who become tangled in the process.
What makes matters even worse for some people are the additional charges police can tack on; if you have a weapon or drugs in your car, or if you attempt to resist arrest, you’re looking at even more serious charges than prostitution or solicitation of a prostitute.
So what should you do if you’re caught in a Milwaukee prostitution sting?
First, cooperate with police if they decide to arrest you. That doesn’t mean you should talk to them, though; instead, use your Constitutional right to avoid incriminating yourself. Tell police that you aren’t going to answer their questions until you’ve spoken with your attorney, but make sure you do so in a polite, respectful way (you don’t want to damage your case by giving the police a reason to testify that you were uncooperative).
Call your Wisconsin sex crime lawyer as soon as you have the opportunity to do so. Tell him or her what happened, where you are, and that you need to see them immediately.
These types of charges are serious, and they can have long-lasting—or permanent—effects. If you’re convicted of a sex crime, you’ll have to deal with the stigma that comes with it for the rest of your life; many people lose their jobs, their social standing, and even their families after they’re convicted of sex crimes… which is why it’s best to get in touch with your attorney immediately.
Your lawyer will examine the facts of your case and find out whether police violated your rights or followed unlawful procedures during the sting. He or she will also hear your side of the story the prosecution is trying to tell, and when the time comes, your lawyer will speak up for you in court.
Do You Need to Talk to a Milwaukee Sex Crime Lawyer?
Whether you’ve been caught in a prostitution sting or you were arrested and charged without police setting you up, it’s a good idea to get in touch with a Milwaukee based Wisconsin sex crime lawyer immediately.
Call us at 414-383-6700 or contact us online for a free sex crime case evaluation right away. We’ll start asking all the right questions and begin building a strategy that gets you the best possible outcome.