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Displaying items by tag: Statutory Rape

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 13:00

What is statutory rape?

As previously discussed on this Wisconsin criminal defense legal blog, the age of consent in Wisconsin is 18 years of age. That means that it is illegal for a person to have sex with anyone who has not yet attained their 18th birthday. Doing so and being charged with statutory rape may have serious and irreversible consequences for the alleged perpetrator's future.

Friday, 20 September 2019 15:24

State law still tough for "Romeo and Juliet"

The authorities in every state agree that minors cannot legally consent to sexual activity, and therefore any sexual activity between an adult and a minor is statutory rape. Beyond that baseline however, the states vary widely in how their laws deal with the issues involved, and sometimes these laws change over time.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 09:09

What is the age of consent in Wisconsin?

Statutory rape occurs when a person has sex with someone who is under the age of consent. Wisconsin's age of consent is 18. Prosecutions for sexual assault of a minor can have serious consequences.

Thursday, 31 January 2019 16:15

State Supreme Court reviews plea deal

Plea negotiations are an expected part of most criminal prosecutions. However, the state Supreme Court is reviewing an appeal of a plea deal in a statutory rape case where wrong information was provided to the defendant. This case may be important not only for a sexual assault of a minor criminal defense attorney but for most defendants.

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