What are the penalties do people face if they are convicted of possessing child pornography? What are the present and long term consequences of being convicted of an Internet crime? How do penalties as a convicted sex offender differ from penalties as an individual convicted of child pornography? A Milwaukee teacher who was recently charged with possession of child pornography may be asking these and other similar questions.
In Wisconsin, as in most states, drug offenses carry stiff penalties. A defendant facing drug charges may face challenges that affect not only their lives but also the lives of their loved ones. The defendant could faces serious jail or prison time, significant fines and reputational damage within the community. Recently, a Milwaukee man was arrested and faces drug possession charges stemming from an incident involving drugs.
An individual's reputation may be drastically changed after being accused of a sex crime. If an individual is charged and convicted of a sex offense such as sexual assault that individual's ability to keep personal information, such as his or her name and home address, private. The conviction may also affect where that individual may live as well as the individual's ability to obtain future employment. Recently, a man may face these consequences after being charged with second degree sexual assault.
In Milwaukee, violent offenses often result in serious criminal charges and stiff penalties. An individual accused of a violent crime, such as homicide, risks reputational damage along with jail or prison time. Sometimes, individuals are accused of serious criminal offenses that they did not commit. In these cases, individuals should be thoroughly prepared for trial and understand the defenses that may apply.
In Milwaukee and elsewhere, individuals make fast decisions that may have long-term consequences on their reputations and future opportunities. Individuals facing criminal charges with significant penalties such as drunk driving should be aware of the possible defenses to reduce the present and long-term consequences of a DUI. Recently, a woman was charged with drunk driving after almost hitting a police vehicle.