If you’ve been convicted of a sex crime in Milwaukee, Waukesha, or beyond, you may have to register your name in the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry—and then your name becomes publicly searchable in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections’ online database.
Who Has to Register With the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry?
Under Wisconsin law, several convictions require people to register in their communities as sex offenders. Those convictions start with charges such as:
- Sexual assault/rape
- Child abuse or neglect
- Sexual assault of a Child
- Child pornography
- Domestic violence offenses
- Online solicitation of a minor
- Indecent exposure
- Solicitation of a prostitute
- Sexual battery
- Sex offender registration
- Statutory rape
What’s in the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry?
The Sex Offender Registry includes information such as:
- The offender’s current home address
- Whether the offender is on probation, parole, or extended supervision
- The offender’s aliases
- Vehicle information
- Department of Corrections number
- Eye color
- Hair color
The case number and information about the case is also listed on each offender’s profile, which includes the exact charges, the verdict, and the amount of time the offender served in jail, in prison, or on parole or probation. It also lists how long the offender must register as a sex offender.
When one is available, the database also includes a photograph of the offender.
(You can also check out the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry yourself to find out what type of information it makes available to the public.)
Do You Need to Talk to a Milwaukee Sex Crime Lawyer Before Being Ordered to Register as a Sex Offender?
If you’re accused of any type of sex crime in Milwaukee, Waukesha, or the surrounding communities, call our Wisconsin sex crime defense lawyers at 414-383-6700 for a free case evaluation. We’ll talk about your situation and begin developing a strategy that gets you the best possible outcome right away.