Accused of Intimidation of a Witness in Wisconsin?

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Intimidation of a witness is a serious crime in Wisconsin. It can be considered a misdemeanor or a felony. To prove intimidation of a witness took place, the state must establish that:

  • A person was a witness
  • Defendant prevented, or dissuaded, or attempted to prevent, or attempted to dissuade a witness from attending or giving testimony at a proceeding authorized by law
  • Defendant acted knowingly or maliciously

Intimidation of A Witness Penalties

Under Wisconsin laws, the maximum penalty if convicted of Intimidation of a Witness is 25 years prison or $100,000 fine for a felony charge. If it is only charged as a misdemeanor, the penalty is up to 9 months jail or $10,000 fine.

WI Intimidation of a Witness Defense

Strategies for beating an Intimidation of a Witness charge usually involve attacking each of the elements of the statue. Can the state prove that the person was a witness, and that the defendant accused knowingly or maliciously prevented that person from giving legal testimony?

If the evidence against you isn’t very strong, we will try to get the cased dismissed. And there may be other motions that can be filed depending on the facts of the case. If you are charged with the felony intimidation crime, it may make sense to try to work out a deal for a misdemeanor.

Call for a Consultation on Wisconsin Intimidation of a Witness Charges

If you’ve accused of intimidation of a witness, and need a criminal defense lawyer here in Wisconsin, call me for a consultation on your situation. I’ll lay out your options, the penalties you are facing, and offer some recommendations of what to do about it. There’s no charge for my initial advice, so you have nothing to lose. Call now to get my take on your case. (888) 828-6041

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