Penalty Enhancers for Sex Crimes Violations
Individuals in Milwaukee charged with sex crimes face numerous consequences upon conviction. Additionally, under Wisconsin law, “penalty enhancers” can heighten consequences even further if certain conditions are met.
Our attorneys at Hart Powell, S.C. want to make sure that each one of our clients is properly represented and defended when facing a sex crime charge. Our legal team is well-informed of the penalty enhancers and is prepared to defend against sex crime charges.
What Makes a Penalty More Severe?
There are several conditions that qualify as penalty enhancers for sex crimes in Milwaukee. Some of them include the following:
- Previous offenses of sex crimes
- Previous record of sex crimes against children
- Certain relationship with a child against whom a sex crime is committed (parent, guardian, etc.)
- Sex crime against the elderly
- Knowledge of HIV/AIDS infection at time of sex crime
If met, these conditions mean that an offender could face greater penalties upon conviction.
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney in Milwaukee
A sex crime charge can be absolutely detrimental to your personal and professional life. Additionally, when faced with penalty enhancers, your situation could be made much worse. If you are looking for a legal team that can provide you with a solid defense against these charges, the attorneys at Hart Powell, S.C. may be able to help you avoid conviction or harsh penalities. Call our Milwaukee offices at (414) 271-9595 today so that we can discuss your situation.