American jurisprudence presumes every person’s innocence in the face of criminal charges in Wisconsin and elsewhere, unless proved otherwise in court. This means that not all allegations for things such as sex crimes, drug offenses or other criminal acts lead to conviction. A person accused has every right to retain experienced counsel to aggressively fight against any and all charges in court.
An incident in another state involved a 29-year-old man who was initially accused of communicating with someone he believed to be a 13-year-old girl in order to arrange an in-person sexual encounter. As it turned out, he was actually corresponding with an undercover crime analyst who had repeatedly identified himself as a 13-year-old girl. The man was eventually convicted of felony child enticement and causing a minor between the ages of 13-18 to view sexual images.
The man’s wife filed for divorce. Maximum possible penalty in his particular situation was 71 years; however, one of the charges against him was dismissed, and the ultimate sentenced issued was significantly less. As it is, he will spend the next two years of his life behind bars.
Prosecutors tend to be quite aggressive, often seeking maximum punishment, where sex crimes involving children are concerned. Obtaining any type of positive outcome in court typically hinges upon the employment of focused and aggressive defense strategies. Any man or woman accused of such crimes in Wisconsin is advised to seek experienced counsel before attending at any type of hearing or trial, since both one’s reputation and personal freedom may be at stake.
Source: mykenoshacounty.com, “Former pastor sentenced to two years“, Jason Arndt, Oct. 11, 2016