Meyer Van Severen, S.C. provides adultery defense throughout Wisconsin. Although adultery isn’t commonly charged in Wisconsin, if you’re facing this or any other criminal charge, contact Attorney Matthew R. Meyer or Benjamin Van Severen to discuss your case. We’ve defended dozens of sex cases and can help if you’ve been charged with adultery.
Adultery is defined in section 944.16 of the Wisconsin Statutes. That section indicates that whoever does either of the following is guilty of a Class I felony: “A married person who has sexual intercourse with a person not the married person’s spouse; or (2) A person who has sexual intercourse with a person who is married to another.”
A Class I felony carries with it serious penalties, including up to 3 1/2 years in prison and/or up to $10,000.00 in fines. Considering these serious penalties, it’s obvious why you should hire an attorney.
Section 944.01 of the Wisconsin Statutes establishes that:
The state recognizes that it has a duty to encourage high moral standards. Although the state does not regulate the private sexual activity of consenting adults, the state does not condone or encourage any form of sexual conduct outside the institution of marriage. Marriage is the foundation of family and society. Its stability is basic to morality and civilization, and of vital interest to society and this state.
Section 944.01 makes clear that the state sees its duty as one that encourages high moral standards. Those high moral standards rely on marriage as a foundation for a stable society.
Adultery is a felony. If you’ve been charged with this offense, or any other crime, contact Attorney Matthew R. Meyer or Attorney Benjamin Van Severen regarding the situation. At Meyer Van Severen, S.C. we take your rights seriously. A felony conviction means you’re facing a potential prison sentence. We don’t want that to happen.