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Kenosha Crimes Against Children Defense Lawyer

What are Crimes against Children in Wisconsin?

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:

  • Hazing
  • 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.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

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.

Call us at (262) 205-6599 today.

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  • Attempted Murder Not Guilty
  • Child Custody Custody Granted
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  • Date Rape Acquittal
  • DUI Not Guilty
  • Felony Murder Charges Reduced
  • Sexual Assault Not Guilty
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  • Martindale-Hubbell - Platinum Client Champion
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Client Reviews

We've Been Helping Families for More Than 35 Years
    He gave me my life back.

    “Attorney Ward and his professional team proceeded tenaciously to build a strong case in my favor.¬†With this case, Attorney Ward has opened new doors for resolving wrongful convictions.”

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    He has NEVER failed to go above and beyond my expectations.

    “Attorney Ward is very well versed in the legalities of child custody and placement and he is not one of those lawyers who charge you for every little thing. You know exactly what you are paying for and why. Personally, I would pay more for an attorney like”

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    John Anthony Ward's office is the best legal representation I have ever experienced.

    “John Anthony Ward's office is the best legal representation I have ever experienced and that is why I am keeping John Ward as my legal representation for any legal matter, he is truly the best.”

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    “Very professional and good-natured staff, talking with them made me feel like I had found the best law firm in my area.”

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    Top-notch Attorney and Staff!

    “They understood our situation, acted quickly, and got great results. I truly felt his entire staff had compassion for our situation and worked hard to represent us.”

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