WI Endangering Safety - Use of a Dangerous Weapon Charge in Milwaukee & Waukesha
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Wisconsin Statute 941.20 defines endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon as follows:
(1) Whoever does any of the following is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor:
(a) Endangers another's safety by the negligent operation or handling of a dangerous weapon; or
(b) Operates or goes armed with a firearm while he or she is under the influence of an intoxicant; or
(bm) Operates or goes armed with a firearm while he or she has a detectable amount of a restricted controlled substance in his or her blood. A defendant has a defense to any action under this paragraph that is based on the defendant allegedly having a detectable amount of methamphetamine, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in his or her blood, if he or she proves by a preponderance of the evidence that at the time of the incident or occurrence he or she had a valid prescription for methamphetamine or one of its metabolic precursors, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol.
(c) Except as provided in sub. (1m), intentionally points a firearm at or toward another.
(d) While on the lands of another discharges a firearm within 100 yards of any building devoted to human occupancy situated on and attached to the lands of another without the express permission of the owner or occupant of the building. "Building" as used in this paragraph does not include any tent, bus, truck, vehicle or similar portable unit.
(a) In this subsection:
1. "Ambulance" has the meaning given in s. 256.01 (1).
2. "Emergency medical technician" has the meaning given in s. 256.01 (5).
3. "First responder" has the meaning given in s. 256.01 (9).
(b) Whoever intentionally points a firearm at or towards a law enforcement officer, a fire fighter, an emergency medical technician, a first responder, an ambulance driver, or a commission warden who is acting in an official capacity and who the person knows or has reason to know is a law enforcement officer, a fire fighter, an emergency medical technician, a first responder, an ambulance driver, or a commission warden is guilty of a Class H felony.
(2) Whoever does any of the following is guilty of a Class G felony:
(a) Intentionally discharges a firearm into a vehicle or building under circumstances in which he or she should realize there might be a human being present therein; or
(b) Sets a spring gun.
(a) Whoever intentionally discharges a firearm from a vehicle while on a highway, as defined in s. 340.01 (22), or on a vehicle parking lot that is open to the public under any of the following circumstances is guilty of a Class F felony:
1. The person discharges the firearm at or toward another.
2. The person discharges the firearm at or toward any building or other vehicle.
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Endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon offenses in Wisconsin are serious crimes that subject you to serious consequences. It can be a crime to intentionally point a firearm at someone else in Wisconsin. If you are criminally charged with endangering safety by use of a firearm offense in Milwaukee, Waukesha or anywhere in SE Wisconsin, you need tough representation. The Milwaukee criminal attorneys at Gamiño Law Offices, LLC have experience in various kinds of endangering safety offenses, including gun crimes such as endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon charges in Milwaukee and Waukesha, WI.
Wisconsin Endangering Safety by Use of a Dangerous Weapon Charges
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