Don’t Let a Wisconsin Criminal Battery Charge Ruin Your Life!

Under Wisconsin criminal laws, the crime of Battery, substantial battery and aggravated battery cover a wide range of charges, from domestic violence and simple assault to much more serious attempts to harm another person. There is no specific crime called “assault” under Wisconsin law.

Battery charges and penalties are classified as follows:

BATTERY (MISDEMEANOR)

  • Defendant caused bodily harm to another
  • Defendant intended to cause bodily harm to another
  • Defendant caused bodily harm without consent
  • Defendant knew the victim did not consent

The maximum penalty for misdemeanor battery in Wisconsin is 9 months jail and a  $10,000 fine.

SUBSTANTIAL BATTERY WITH INTENT TO CAUSE BODILY HARM  (FELONY)

  • Defendant caused substantial bodily harm to another
  • Defendant intended to cause bodily harm to another

The maximum penalty is 3 years and 6 months prison and a $10,000 fine.

SUBSTANTIAL BATTERY WITH INTENT TO CAUSE SUBSTANTIAL BODILY HARM (FELONY)

  • Defendant caused bodily harm to another
  • Defendant intended to cause substantial bodily harm to another

Maximum penalty 25 years prison and a $100,000 fine

AGGRAVATED BATTERY WITH INTENT TO CAUSE BODILY HARM (FELONY)

  • Defendant caused great bodily harm to another
  • Defendant intended to cause bodily harm to another

Maximum penalty – 25 years prison and $100,000 fine

AGGRAVATED BATTERY WITH INTENT TO CAUSE GREAT BODILY HARM (FELONY)

  • Defendant caused great bodily harm to another
  • Defendant intended to cause great bodily harm to another

Maximum penalty – 15 years prison and $50,000 fine

If you’ve been arrested and accused of battery in Wisconsin, call me for a consultation on your legal options.

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