Wisconsin Assault & Battery Attorneys in Milwaukee & Waukesha

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The jury instructions provide that in Wisconsin, a person charged with Battery may be convicted if:
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Simple Battery:  
  • ​The defendant caused bodily harm to a person.
  • The defendant intended to cause bodily harm to the person.
  • The defendant caused bodily harm without the consent of the person.
  • The defendant knew that the person did not consent.
Wisconsin JI-Criminal 1220​

Substantial Battery:
  • The defendant caused substantial bodily harm to a person.
  • The defendant intended to cause bodily harm to the person.
Wisconsin JI-Criminal 1222

Aggravated Battery:
  • The defendant caused great bodily harm to a person.
  • The defendant intended to cause great bodily harm to the person
Wisconsin JI-Criminal 1224

Battery with Substantial Risk of Great Bodily Harm:
  • The defendant caused bodily harm to a person.
  • The defendant intended to cause bodily harm to the person.
  • The defendant's conduct created a substantial risk of great bodily harm.
  • The defendant knew that his or her conduct created a substantial risk of great bodily harm.
Wisconsin JI-Criminal 1226​
Wisconsin Statute 940.19 defines Battery Offenses in Wisconsin, cited in part below, as follows:

Whoever causes bodily harm, substantial bodily harm, or great bodily harm to another by an act done with intent to cause bodily harm or great bodily harm, or by conduct that creates a substantial risk of great bodily harm, to that person or another without the consent of the person so harmed.

* Bodily harm means​ physical pain or injury, illness, or any impairment of a physical condition. Wisconsin Statutes § 939.22(4).

* Substantial bodily harm means bodily injury that causes a laceration that requires stitches, staples, or tissue adhesive; any fracture of a bone; a broken nose; a burn; a ptechia (minute colored spot that appears on the skin, eye, eyelid, or mucous membrane of a person as a result of a localized hemorrhage or rupture to a blood vessel or capillary); a temporary loss of consciousness, sight or hearing; a concussion; or a loss or fracture of a tooth.  Wisconsin Statutes § 939.22(38) & (23).

* Great bodily harm means bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death, or which causes serious bodily disfigurement, or which causes a permanent or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ or other serious bodily injury. Wisconsin Statutes § 939.22(14)

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In Wisconsin, assault and battery are serious crimes that subject you to serious consequences.  It can be a crime intentionally cause bodily harm to another person. If you are criminally charged in Milwaukee, Waukesha, or elsewhere in SE WI with a battery offense, you need tough representation.  The criminal lawyers in Milwaukee and Waukesha at Gamiño Law Offices have experience with various assault charges in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.

It is our mission to be the best Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers in Waukesha, Milwaukee, and the area - we guard you, your rights, your reputation, your job, your future, and your freedom!  If you have been arrested or charged with a battery crime in Milwaukee, WI, or anywhere in Southeastern Wisconsin, call us right away.  Any time you are under investigation for an assault in Wisconsin, tell police officers that you wish to speak with an attorney immediately. Early intervention by an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer makes all the difference in the outcome of an assault and battery criminal case in Wisconsin.

Not all criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin have the trial skills and ability to present a compelling case in court or negotiate a favorable plea agreement. At Gamiño Law Offices, our team of accomplished criminal trial and appellate attorneys have an impressive record of winning litigation skills, from pretrial motions to court or jury trials, and appeals. With more than 30 years of combined experience, we have the competent skill and aggressive ability necessary to get the results you need.
Wisconsin Assault & Battery Charges
Possible sentencing consequences when charged with Assault and Battery in Milwaukee, Waukesha or elsewhere in Wisconsin, if convicted of:  

Simple Battery in Wisconsin by causing bodily harm to another, is a Class A Misdemeanor which allows for possible penalties of up to 9 months imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Substantial Battery in Wisconsin, is a Class I felony which allows for possible penalties of up to 3 1/2 years imprisonment, with a maximum of 1 1/2 years of initial confinement in prison, a maximum of 2 years of extended supervision, and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Aggravated Battery in Wisconsin, is a Class H Felony which allows for possible penalties of up to 6 years imprisonment, with a maximum of 3 years of initial confinement and 3 years of extended supervision, and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Aggravated Battery with Intent to Cause Great Bodily Harm in Wisconsin, is a Class E Felony which allows for possible penalties of up to 15 years imprisonment, with a maximum of 10 years of initial confinement and 5 years of extended supervision, and up to a maximum fine of $10,000.

* Battery with Substantial Risk of Great Bodily Harm in Wisconsin is a Class H Felony.
* Battery by Prisoner in Wisconsin is a Class H Felony.
* Battery by a Person Subject to an Injunction in Wisconsin is a Class I Felony.
* Battery to Law Enforcement Officer or Firefighter in Wisconsin is a Class H Felony.
* Battery to a Probation, Extended Supervision, or Parole Agent in Wisconsin is a Class H Felony.
* Battery to a Public Officer in Wisconsin is a Class I Felony.
* Battery to a Technical College or School District Officer or Employee in Wisconsin is a Class I Felony.
* Battery to a Public Transit Vehicle Operator or Passenger in Wisconsin is a Class I Felony.
* Battery or Threat to a Witness in Wisconsin is a Class H Felony.
* Battery or Threat to a Judge or a Judge's Family in Wisconsin is a Class H felony.
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