Milwaukee Prostitution & Solicitation Attorney
Is Prostitution Legal in Wisconsin?
Engaging in the act of prostitution, or the sale of sexual favors for money or other items of value, is a misdemeanor criminal offense in Wisconsin. Solicitation of prostitution is also a crime and is punished in the same manner. If you have been charged with engaging in prostitution or purchasing sex from a prostitute, it is imperative you retain the services of a powerful criminal defense attorney who will unbiasedly defend your rights and freedom. At the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella, our knowledgeable Milwaukee sex crime lawyer has defended hundreds of clients throughout more than 20 years of criminal law practice and can provide aggressive representation you need.
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What are the Penalties for Prostitution in Wisconsin?
Both prostitution and soliciting prostitution are Class A misdemeanor offenses in Wisconsin – the most serious type of misdemeanor. A conviction of either can result in penalties of up to nine months in jail, fines up to $10,000, or both. If the alleged act of prostitution involved a minor, the charges can increase to a Class D felony and carry up to $100,000 in fines, up to 25 years in prison, and mandatory registration as a sex offender.
Prostitution charges can stem from any of the following acts:
- Having, offering, or requesting sex in exchange for anything of value
- Committing, offering, or requesting oral or anal sex for anything of value
- Living in a known house of prostitution
- Committing, offering, or requesting any sexual contact for anything of value
- Masturbating a person, offering to masturbate a person, or requesting to be masturbated in exchange for anything of value
Charges of this nature can be extremely damaging and require tenacious representation in order to be successfully defended. If you are facing prostitution or solicitation charges, it is urgent you contact us as soon as possible to begin building your defense.
Retain a Hard-Hitting Defense Today
At the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella, we understand that good people sometimes find themselves in difficult situations. With non-judgmental support and an unshakable dedication to preserving your wellbeing, our Milwaukee criminal defense attorney is prepared to explore every opportunity to secure a reduction or dismissal of your charges and help you get through this uncertain time. With so much at stake, you cannot afford to leave anything to chances. We focus 100 percent of our efforts on criminal defense and we know how to fight for the results you need.
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Chris is an excellent lawyer. Fights for everything he can get us more.- Former Client
For the first time I feel like I can trust someone who truly wanted to help me and not just take my money. he is truly a good person and is good at what he does for others.- Lori C.
He pleaded my case with zealousness and was able to help get a result that was more than satisfying.- Barry
I have the highest regard for Attorney Cherella and would recommend him highly for legal representation.- Troy
The outcome was better then expected, and the issues are now in the past.- David
Because of his preparations, we never saw a courtroom. He made sure every aspect of the case was covered and kept us informed of everything he was learning.- Former Client