Appleton Sexual Assault Lawyer
Sexual assault is a broadly-defined term that is applied to a diverse range of criminal charges. In most cases, sexual assault is defined as any unwanted sexual act (that stops short of sexual intercourse) that is forced unwillingly upon another individual. Being charged with sexual assault can absolutely ruin a person's life, leaving them unable to get the jobs they want, live in the neighborhoods they want, and possibly unable to work in their chosen profession.
If you have been accused of sexual assault, you need an experienced sex crimes defense attorney on your side. To learn more about how we can help you to minimize the effects of this accusation, contact the Appleton sexual assault lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. today by calling 414-271-9595.
Penalties for Sexual Assault
If you are charged with sexual assault, you will face many direct and indirect penalties. The formal penalties include:
- For third degree sexual assault—up to 10 years in prison and/or up to $25,000 in fines
- For second degree sexual assault—up to 40 years in prison and/or up to $100,000 in fines
- For first degree sexual assault—up to 60 years in prison
There are also, however, many informal and indirect punishments of being found guilty of sexual assault, such as being placed on the national sex offender database.
To ensure that your reputation and freedom do not suffer unduly from this accusation, you should contact an experienced attorney today. At Hart Powell, S.C., we believe that every defendant deserves the best legal representation possible. To learn more about our services, contact our tenacious and understanding Appleton sexual assault lawyers today by calling 414-271-9595.