A lawyer can evaluate the strength of the prosecution’s case against you and help develop any defenses that might apply to your case.
A lawyer can often negotiate with the prosecutor for a lesser charge or a reduction in penalties (such as, for example, probation instead of prison time); and will know how prosecutors and judges typically handle cases like yours.
Legal Aid of Wyoming is a statewide, non-profit law firm providing assistance to low-income citizens of Wyoming in civil legal matters.
A tribal advocate is also on staff to provide services to members of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Increased penalties may apply for a second or subsequent offense. § 6-2-304, 6-2-303.) State law requires, in addition to the applicable fines and prison time, that people convicted of certain sexual crimes (including statutory rape) must register as sex offenders.