Question: What are the penalties for failing to register as a sex offender in Wisconsin?

Answer: Failure to register as a sex offender is a felony in Wisconsin, and it does carry the possibility of prison time. So it is treated very seriously, it is something that is charged out when someone does fail to report or fail to update the registry as required. There are some pretty stringent requirements for reporting if you are required to register as a sex offender. So, it is a, relatively speaking, a lower-level felony; but it is considered to be a felony in Wisconsin and it does carry felony consequences.

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