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Sexual Assault Of A Child
Repeated Acts - Same Child
1st Degree Sexual Assault
2nd Degree Sexual Assault
3rd Degree Sexual Assault
4th Degree Sexual Assault
Sexual Intercourse 16 Years Old
Failure To Prevent - Protect
Prosecution After Death
Solicitation Of A Child
Exploitation of a Child
Sexual Assault & Battery
Lewd & Lascivious Behavior
Sex Offender Registration
Attorney Christopher Van Wagner
Attorney Tracey A. Wood
Van Wagner & Wood Firm
Wisconsin law provides that the mere possession of any undeveloped film, photographic negative, photograph, motion picture, videotape, or other recording of a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct is a Class I felony if the defendant is under the age of 18 years, or a Class D felony if the defendant is over the the age of 18 years at the time of the offense.
The prosecution must prove that the alleged defendant knew that he or she possessed child pornography, knew the character and content of the sexually explicit conduct in the pornographic material, and knew or reasonably should have known that the child engaged in sexually explicit conduct was under 18 years of age.
Wisconsin law provides that it is a crime for any person to exhibit or play a recording of a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct when the person knows that he or she has exhibited or played the recording, and knows or reasonably should have known the nature of the content beforehand, and knows or reasonably should have known that the child engaged in the material was under the age of 18 years. Exhibition of child pornography is a Class I felony. [See Felony Charges]
Penalties For Child Pornography
A conviction will usually result in additional penalties beyond those enumerated in the Wisconsin felony schedule for a Class I felony or a Class D felony. Courts often order additional provisions, such as probation, mandatory reporting, sex offender registry. A conviction will also result in additional restrictions on the convicted person's freedoms and liberties. The convicted person will also be prohibited from living within close proximity of a school, daycare, or other public place where children may gather, working with children, and partaking in certain entertainment such as public pools, school dances, water parks, children's museums, theaters, and carnivals.
Madison's Best Criminal Defense Lawyers
In each of the past surveys of all attorneys in Dane County in search of the best of the best, both Attorney Chris Van Wagner & Attorney Tracey Wood have repeatedly been named to Madison's Best Criminal Defense Lawyers. In 2007, Attorney Chris Van Wagner was named to Super Lawyers, Wisconsin 2006, and Attorney Tracey Wood was named to the Board of Regents for the NCDD. The record of the attorneys at Van Wagner & Wood is unparalleled.
The winning record of Van Wagner & Wood's attorneys and their stellar reputation with judges, courts, and prosecutors often cause prosecuting attorneys to make very favorable settlement agreements (plea bargains) to avoid a trial at which an attorney from Van Wagner & Wood might prevail.
Van Wagner & Wood's attorneys represent people throughout the state of Wisconsin. For a list of the courts where those attorneys appear most frequently, please visit Wisconsin Courts.
Free Initial Consultation
If you are a suspect in a child pornography case, if you have been arrested for child pornography, or if you have been convicted of a child pornography crime and want to appeal your conviction or sentence, please contact the attorneys at Van Wagner & Wood right away.
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