Soliciting a child for prostitution is a serious criminal charge in Wisconsin. If you’re facing this Class D felony, contact the experienced Wisconsin criminal defense attorneys at Meyer Van Severen, S.C. A felony conviction for this offense carries with it a penalty of $100,000.00 and 25 years in prison. Criminal attorneys Benjamin Van Severen and Matthew R. Meyer are experienced criminal defense attorneys and may be able to help defend your case.
Prohibited by section 948.08 of the Wisconsin Statutes, soliciting a child for prostitution is found when the defendant “intentionally solicits or causes any child to engage in an act of prostitution or establishes any child in a place of prostitution…”
Solicitation refers to commanding, encouraging, or requesting that another person engage in specific conduct. The solicitation must be for the purpose of prostitution.
In order to show an individual “practiced prostitution,” the State would need to show that the individual intentionally engaged in sexual intercourse or other sexual acts for anything of value on an ongoing basis.
Each criminal case is different, and each criminal defense plan is different. Did the police violate the constitution in some way? That could result in the exclusion of certain evidence. If evidence is excluded, the State may not be able to prove its case. Is the “victim” lying about what happened? Effective cross-examination of said “victim” at trial could destroy his/her credibility. If a jury doesn’t believe him/her, you could win your case. No matter the defense, we’ll figure it out, and we’ll argue it on your behalf.
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At Meyer Van Severen, S.C. we believe that everyone is entitled to a quality, aggressive defense to criminal charges. We’ve dedicated our careers to providing that smart, effective representation to our clients. If you’re facing a soliciting a child for prostitution charge contact our criminal defense law firm today. Phones are answered around the clock, including weekends and evenings. Meyer Van Severen, S.C. can be reached at (414) 270-0202.