Attorney Jody L. Usow
Milwaukee Area Divorce, Family Law and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Before you speak to police or other law enforcement about any allegation of Sexual Assault you are entitled to speak to a lawyer. Don't lose this important opportunity, seek legal counsel BEFORE you speak to law enforcement.
Sexual Assault of an Adult or Sexual Assault of a Minor
Sexual Assault is a serious offense. The State usually represents victims in sexual assault cases; however, defendants in rape and other sexual assault cases need effective representation of their own.
Allegations of rape or sexual assault, whether or not they result in a successful prosecution, can change the life of a defendant forever. The criminal penalties in Wisconsin for sexual assault can be severe; however, social stigma and damage to one's reputation add another layer of risk as well, especially as most successful prosecutions for these crimes will result in a convicted defendant being labeled as a registered sex offender in Wisconsin. This information is then accessible via the Internet via a publicly searchable database. Among other things, your ability to gain or maintain employment can be severely affected as a result.
Effective representation by an experienced criminal-defense attorney in rape and other sexual assault cases can therefore be vital in defending or in some cases avoiding a successful prosecution and the potential destruction of your personal reputation and employment prospects.
If you have been accused of or charged with rape or any other form of sexual assault of either an adult or a minor, there is a limited period of time in which to defend yourself. It is therefore imperative that you get accurate guidance from an experienced criminal-defense lawyer to ensure your rights are effectively represented.
To discuss your legal rights and all of the options available to you in a Sexual Assault matter, contact Attorney Jody Usow at (414) 272-7800.