Crimes Against Children Defense Lawyer in Kenosha, WI
Wisconsin Law About Crimes Against Children
Crimes against children are offenses committed against minors under 18 years of age. Accusations of such crimes are especially difficult to face and overcome due to the negative social stigma attached to them. Even an unproven allegation before any formal charges have been filed can damage your reputation and standing within the community. It is crucial to have trusted legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights, freedom, and future.
If you or someone you know has been accused of any type of criminal offense involving a minor, we highly recommend that you turn to the Law Office of John Anthony Ward. At our firm, you can rely on the experience, skills, and knowledge of a legal professional who has been in practice for 35 years. Our knowledgeable attorney has received the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, an organization that rates attorneys through peer review. With 200 jury trials at both the state and federal level under his belt, he knows how to investigate and prepare a case in search of the best possible outcome. Throughout the process, we will provide you with the education you need at every phase so that you can make intelligent decisions as you move forward.
Types of Crimes Against Children
Our firm handles the following types of criminal cases involving children:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual exploitation
- Child trafficking
- Using a computer to facilitate a crime against a child
- Enticing a child
- Solicitation of a child for prostitution
- Possession of child pornography
- Child neglect
- Child abandonment
- Leaving a child unattended in a vehicle
- Having a loaded firearm within reach of a child
- Sexual assault, including sexual assault against a child by a person who works with children, such as a teacher or coach
Accused of a crime against a child? Contact the Law Office of John Anthony Ward at (262) 205-6599 for a free, initial consultation to learn more about where you stand and what can be done in your defense.
What are the Penalties for Crimes Against Children?
Many of crimes against children carry serious penalties. For example, child abuse defined as intentionally causing bodily harm is charged as a Class H felony. It carries penalties of up to six years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. If the injury caused carried a risk of death or resulted in permanent disability or disfigurement, the charge is elevated to a Class C felony. A Class C felony carries penalties of up to 40 years in prison and fines of up to $100,000.
Child abuse is another crime that is defined in varying degrees of severity which can result in differing classes of felonies. It generally involves failing to provide for a child in terms of food, clothing, shelter, and more. Depending on what type of harm is caused to the child, it can result in a Class F, G, H, or D felony all carrying differing prison terms and fines.
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All of these types of crimes against children are considered sensitive and tragic by prosecutors and the public. Thus, accusations of these types can lead to not only criminal penalties but severe personal consequences in terms of family relationships, child custody, and social standing. Retaining the services of our Kenosha crimes against children defense attorney can be invaluable in providing all of the protections you will need as well as in building your defense.
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Child Custody Custody Granted
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