KIRK OBEAR ATTORNEY AT LAW

603 South 8th Street, Sheboygan,  Wisconsin  920-395-2200  info@kirkobear.com

SEX OFFENSES

If you are charged with a sex offense and convicted, you face long term repercussions under Wisconsin law: you need an experienced defense attorney from the start who knows how sex offense cases are prosecuted, and how they are viewed by judges and juries.  Make sure you ask if the attorney you are considering has personally handled your type of case- these cases are complicated and the consequences are serious. 

Here are links that explain the various elements considered in sexual assault charges: 

Chapter 940 Wisconsin Sex Offense Statutes

Chapter 948 Crimes Against Children

The following link has information by topic on Wisconsin Sex Offender laws, as well as helpful links for counseling and support in the event that your family is affected:

Wisconsin State Law Library- Sex Offense Statutes by Topic and Helpful Links

If convicted, you may have to register with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry.  Here is a link to the website:

Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry

Probation for a sex offense includes following strict Sex Offender Rules such as not using a computer, not staying overnight away from home, and not dating without the approval of your probation agent.  For more details you can consult the following:

Wisconsin DOC Standard Sex Offender Rules


INTERNET CRIMES

Internet crime is a growing concern in law enforcement, especially as it pertains to online communications involving potentially underage victims and the exchange of pornographic images over the internet.  What may seem like harmless chatting to you can be interpreted as the intent to commit a chargeable offense.

Many people are unaware that everything you say and do on a computer can be viewed by law enforcement.  If you are engaging in sexually explicit conversations with a stranger on the internet, there is a good chance that person is wearing a uniform.  Even if you don't "do" anything, you can be charged.

Information on a computer is not erased by deleting: it can be retrieved by specialists in law enforcement.  It is NEVER a good idea to send or receive explicit pictures of yourself or any other individual via the internet.  Do not discuss criminal activity either.  This includes Myspace and Facebook, and Twitter as well as private emails.

Use of a Computer to Facilitate a Child Sex Crime

Internet Crimes Charged as Federal Offenses

Cases I have handled successfully: 

-Successfully argued for dismissal of 3rd degree criminal sexual assault charges at preliminary hearing based on defense cross examination of witnesses. 

-Convinced prosecutor to dismiss criminal sexual assault charges against a client by presenting evidence obtained by defense investigation.

-Convinced judge to dismiss criminal sexual assault charges by presenting exculpatory evidence.

-Convinced DA to dismiss criminal sexual assault charges after presenting evidence of fabrication of the complaint.

-Successfully argued for dismissal of criminal sexual assault charge based on inconsistencies in state's evidence.

-In postconviction case, successfully moved for the withdrawal of previously entered plea, which resulted in state being forced to dismiss felony sexual assault charges.

-Convinced DA to decline prosecution in first degree criminal sexual assault case after proving that victim witness testimony had been tampered with.

-Successfully argued for dismissal in third degree criminal sexual assault case based on evidence revealed by defense investigation.

* The above examples are real client cases handled by me, Attorney Kirk Obear. They are intended only as examples of past successful casework and are not intended to be an indication of the likelihood of success in any other particular case. Just because you have been charged with a similar offense, you should not assume that the result in your case would be the same as any of those listed above. However, these examples are given to demonstrate the level of commitment and dedication to your case that you should expect from my firm.

CONTACT ME IF YOU THINK YOU MAY BE CHARGED WITH A SEX OFFENSE

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603 South 8th Street
 Sheboygan, Wisconsin   53081
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