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Battery Charges in Wisconsin: From Simple to Severe

Under Wisconsin Statute § 940.19, engaging in an act intended to cause bodily harm to another person without their consent can lead to a battery charge. Wisconsin law delineates several categories of battery, each carrying varying degrees of severity based on the circumstances and the extent of harm inflicted. Here’s a brief overview of what you might face if charged:

  • Simple Battery: Classified as a Class A misdemeanor, simple battery can result in up to nine months in jail and fines reaching $10,000. This charge applies when bodily harm is caused intentionally but does not result in severe injury.

  • Violent and Domestic Violence Crimes: Battery charges can also fall under the umbrella of violent or domestic violence crimes, depending on the relationship between the involved parties and the nature of the act.

  • Felony Charges: More severe battery charges arise when the inflicted harm is substantial or great. These offenses are treated as felonies, with penalties significantly escalating. Moreover, certain victim characteristics, such as being over the age of 62 or having a physical disability, can elevate a battery charge to felony status regardless of the harm’s extent.

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Experienced Battery Defense in Madison, WI with DK Anderson, S.C.

If you’re facing a battery charge in Wisconsin, having a knowledgeable attorney by your side is crucial. The defense attorneys at DK Anderson, S.C. specialize in representing individuals charged with battery offenses, bringing a deep understanding of the law and effective defense strategies to your case. Our team is dedicated to providing the robust representation needed to navigate these serious charges.

As Madison’s go-to battery attorneys, we are committed to exploring every avenue of defense on your behalf, ensuring your rights are protected throughout the legal process. Whether you’re dealing with a simple battery charge or a more complex felony case, we have the expertise to assist you. Contact DK Anderson, S.C. today for a free consultation and take the first step towards securing your defense with Madison’s trusted battery defense team.

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What the State Must Prove to Convict you of Battery in Wisconsin

The state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you:

  1. Caused bodily harm to another individual;
  2. Intended to the cause bodily harm;
  3. Caused the bodily harm without the consent of the individual; and
  4. That you knew the victim did not consent.

Intending to cause bodily harm means that you were aware that your conduct was practically certain to cause bodily harm.

Defending against a Wisconsin battery charge

The state must prove every element stated above in order to convict you of a battery. The most common defense is arguing that the state has failed to prove those elements. However, there are many instances where the individual charged has a valid defense. In addition to making the State prove all the elements of the crime charged, there are defenses that may be applicable in your case. For example:

  1. Self-defense
  2. Defense of others
  3. Defense of property
  4. Accident
  5. Consent

If you are facing a criminal charge and believe you have a valid defense, it is very important to seek representation. These defenses require knowledge of the law and how to apply it. The attorneys at DK Anderson, S.C. are experienced battery attorneys in Madison, WI.

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