Don’t Let a Wisconsin Sexual Morality Offense Ruin Your Life!

Criminal charges that fall under the category of “Sexual Morality Offenses” are very commonly charged in Wisconsin, and can have very serious consequences under Wisconsin criminal law.

There is a separate category of “child sex crimes”. Click here for my Child Sex Crimes/Statutory Rape page.

The Elements of the various Wisconsin sexual morality offenses are as follows:


  • The defendant had sexual intercourse with another
  • The alleged act of sexual intercourse took place in public

 The maximum penalty under Wisconsin law for fornication is 9 months jail and a $10,000.00 fine


  • The defendant exposed themselves.
  • The defendant exposed themselves publicly
  • The defendant exposed themselves indecently

The maximum penalty for lewd and lascivious behavior under Wisconsin law is 9 months jail and a $10,000.00 fine


  • That the defendant offered to have non-marital sexual intercourse
  • That said act was for something of value
  • That the defendant acted intentionally

The maximum penalty for prostitution according to Wisconsin criminal laws is 9 months jail and a $10,000.00 fine


  • The defendant entered or remained in a place of prostitution
  • The defendant intended to have non-marital intercourse or an act of sexual gratification with a prostitute

 The maximum penalty for patronizing a prostitute in Wisconsin is 9 months jail and a $10,000.00 fine


  • The defendant solicited or caused a person to practice prostitution
  • The defendant acted intentionally

The maximum penalty for soliciting prostitution in Wisconsin is 6 years prison and $10,000.00 fine


  • That a place is a place of prostitution
  • That the defendant was a keeper of that place
  • That the defendant intentionally kept that place

The maximum penalty for keeping a place of prostitution in Wisconsin is 6 years prison and a $10,000.00 fine


  • The defendant had sexual intercourse with a person
  • That the person was a relative of the defendant
  • That the defendant knew the person was his relative

The maximum penalty in Wisconsin for incest is 40 years prison and a fine of $100,000.00

Call for a Consultation on Wisconsin Sex Crime Charges

There are a wide variety of possible defenses against all of these charges. I’ll be happy to do a case assessment and suggest how I might fight the charges against you.

If you’ve been arrested and charged with any sexual morality offense in Wisconsin, please call me for a legal consultation. I’ll offer you some advice on what you may be able to do to defend yourself. There’s no obligation, so you have nothing to lose. (888) 828-6041

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