If you have been charged with criminal assault or battery, it is critical that you have an experienced Wisconsin assault lawyer representing you. A Green Bay attorney from Brabazon Law Office with a long track history of success in criminal assualt and battery cases can help when you need it most.
The State of Wisconsin defines battery in WI Statute 940 as follows:
940.19(1) Whoever causes bodily harm to another by an act done with intent to cause bodily harm to that person or another without the consent of the person so harmed is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
940.19 (2) Whoever causes substantial bodily harm to another by an act done with intent to cause bodily harm to that person or another is guilty of a Class I felony.
940.19 (4) Whoever causes great bodily harm to another by an act done with intent to cause bodily harm to that person or another is guilty of a Class H felony.
940.19 (5) Whoever causes great bodily harm to another by an act done with intent to cause great bodily harm to that person or another is guilty of a Class E felony.
940.19 (6) Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm to another by conduct that creates a substantial risk of great bodily harm is guilty of a Class H felony. A rebuttable presumption of conduct creating a substantial risk of great bodily harm arises:
940.19 (6) (a) If the person harmed is 62 years of age or older; or
940.19 (6) (b) If the person harmed has a physical disability, whether congenital or acquired by accident, injury or disease, that is discernible by an ordinary person viewing the physically disabled person, or that is actually known by the actor.
Whether you admit that you committed the crime or are falsely accused any of the above, battery convictions can result in fines, probation and often time’s jail. Serious cases will also result in lengthy prison sentences. Criminal defense attorney's are trained to look for defenses that you may be aware of such as self defense and defense of others. Criminal defense attorneys are also skilled in negotiating with prosecutors and arguing for lesser sentences should you be convicted. The Wisconsin assault and battery lawyers at Brabazon Law office will attempt to reduce your felony charge to a misdemeanor and your misdemeanor to a non-criminal ordinance. In certain cases we are able to negotiate deferred judgment agreements where, if you follow specified rules for a pre arranged period of time, the case will be dismissed and no conviction will result.
Battery charges often contain a Domestic Violence qualifier which will effect you right to possess a firearm and can affect your ability to work. (See Domestic Violance)
Contact a Brabazon Law Office and speak to one of our Green Bay attorneys by calling 920-494-1106 today. Your initial consultation is free.