Accusations affecting a person's reputation and job opportunities should not be considered lightly. When charged or convicted of a criminal charge, a defendant likely faces difficulties in finding jobs, getting student loans and even a place to live. A man recently accused of stabbing a woman may endure severe scrutiny and other challenges from his community.
In Wisconsin, as in most states, a drunk driving offense carries strict penalties. Penalties for a first-time OWI may include driver's license revocation, mandatory alcohol education or treatment, fines and even time behind bars. Sadly, a drunk driving conviction can have a lasting impact on an individual's life, and, as the number of drunk driving convictions increase, the penalties become more severe.
As in most communities, a defendant that has been convicted of a sex offense in Milwaukee will likely endure lifelong challenges. Some defendants may have their private information displayed on Wisconsin's Sex Offender Registry. Employers, co-workers and neighbors have access to this information; the defendant may face severe public scrutiny and find it difficult to find employment. Three men may experience these hardships after being charged with child sexual assault.
A person accused or convicted of a sex-related crime faces life-altering challenges. In Wisconsin, and throughout the nation, there are serious penalties for possession of child pornography. A person who is convicted of a sex offense may suffer consequences, including bans from communities and prejudice from co-workers and neighbors. If a coach or a teacher is accused of a sex-related offense, their reputation may forever be tarnished. A coach in a nearby state could face these consequences after being charged with two counts of child sex-related offenses.