Call Meyer Van Severen, S.C. at (414) 270-0202 to discuss sexual intercourse with a child age 16 or older defense

Meyer Van Severen, S.C. defends sexual intercourse with a child age 16 or older charges.  If you’re facing this serious crime, you’re facing a Class A misdemeanor, which carries with it a maximum penalty of 9 months in jail and a $10,000.00 fine.  Our sexual assault defense attorneys worked on numerous high-profile sexual assault cases and may be able to assist you.  If you’re facing this criminal charge, contact our law firm at (414) 270-0202.


 What is sexual intercourse with a child age 16 or older?

Sexual intercourse with a child age 16 or older is defined in Section 948.09 of the Wisconsin Statutes.  It is simply:

Whoever has sexual intercourse with a child who is not the defendant’s spouse and who has attained the age of 16 years is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

“Without consent” is not a requirement for this crime to occur.  In simple terms, that means an alleged victim cannot consent to the crime.  For example, in a battery case one of the requirements is that the victim did not consent to the battery.  If the victim said “come on, hit me” it’s arguable that he’s consenting to the crime.  That’s a defense.  A child 16 or older cannot consent to sexual intercourse.  If the child states “have sex with me” that is not a defense.


How can we win your sexual intercourse with a child age 16 or older case?

Just because consent isn’t an issue doesn’t mean there isn’t defense to your case.  Sometimes the alleged victim is lying.  Your criminal defense attorney will have an opportunity to impeach that victim.  If the witness lied, your defense attorney should show that to the jury.  Additionally the police may have lied or violated the constitution during investigation.  These issues could lead to suppression of evidence.

Our criminal defense attorneys believe that when you’re facing sexual intercourse with a child age 16 or older charges, it’s important to hire a skilled criminal lawyer.  Not everyone wins cases.  Attorneys Meyer and Van Severen have won trials.  We want to win yours.


 Meyer Van Severen, S.C. defends sexual intercourse with a child age 16 or older cases

If you’re facing this serious crime, or any other crime, contact us. Meyer Van Severen, S.C. may be able to assist you.  Contact our criminal attorneys at (414) 270-0202.  Phones are answered 24/7.  The sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner we can begin preparing your defense.