Contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. to discuss incest with a child defense at (414) 270-0202.

Incest with a child is illegal in Wisconsin.  The crime is a Class C felony and carries with it a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and $100,000.00 in fines.  Meyer Van Severen, S.C. defends this and all other criminal charges in Wisconsin.  Our criminal defense attorneys, Matthew R. Meyer and Benjamin Van Severen, have helped defend criminal cases involving incest.


What is incest with a child?

Incest with a child is prohibited by section 948.06 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Incest with a child is committed when the defendant “[m]arries or has sexual intercourse or sexual contact with a child he or she knows is related, either by blood or adoption, and the child is related in a degree of kinship closer than 2nd cousin.”

It is also committed when the defendant “[h]as sexual contact or sexual intercourse with a child if the defendant is the child’s stepparent.”

It’s also committed when the defendant “[i]s a person responsible for the child’s welfare” and 1) the defendant “[h]as knowledge that another person who is related by blood or adoption in a degree of kinship closer than 2nd cousin or who is a child’s stepparent has had or intends to have sexual intercourse or sexual contact with the child; 2) The defendant “[i]s physically and emotionally capable of taking action that will prevent the intercourse or contact from occurring or being repeated; 3) The defendant “[f]ails to take that action; and 4) “The failure to act exposes the child to an unreasonable risk that intercourse or contact may occur between the child and the other person or facilitates the intercourse or contact that does occur between the child and the other person.”

The secondary method of proving incest with a child is similar to crimes involving a caretaker’s failure to act to prevent harm.


How can Meyer Law Office win my incest with a child case?

This website discusses general information about the criminal charge called incest with a child.  In order for us to determine the defenses in your case, we’ll need to sit down and go through all of the facts.  If the police acted in an illegal manner we may be able to get evidence suppressed.  If a witness is lying we may be able to impeach them.  Each case is different and requires us to create a different defense.  Our defense attorneys will begin crafting your defense at our consultation.  After that, you and either criminal attorney Meyer or Van Severen can decide where to take the case from there.


Meyer Van Severen, S.C. defends incest with a child cases

If you’re facing an incest with a child case, contact criminal defense law firm Meyer Van Severen, S.C. for a free initial consultation.  Incest is serious crime and carries with it a very serious potential prison sentence.  Meyer Van Severen, S.C. defends all crimes seriously.  For a consultation please contact our criminal defense office at (414) 270-0202.