Wisconsin Stalking Lawyers in Milwaukee & Waukesha
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Wisconsin Statute 940.32(2) defines stalking as follows:
Whoever meets all of the following criteria is guilty stalking:
(a) The actor intentionally engages in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person under the same circumstances to suffer serious emotional distress or to fear bodily injury to or the death of himself or herself or a member of his or her family or household.
(b) The actor knows or should know that at least one of the acts that constitute the course of conduct will cause the specific person to suffer serious emotional distress or place the specific person in reasonable fear of bodily injury to or the death of himself or herself or a member of his or her family or household.
(c) The actor's acts cause the specific person to suffer serious emotional distress or induce fear in the specific person of bodily injury to or the death of himself or herself or a member of his or her family or household.
* Course of conduct means a series of 2 or more acts done by a person or that a person causes another to do, carried out over time, however short or long, that show a continuity of purpose, including any of the following: maintaining a visual or physical proximity to the victim; approaching or confronting the victim; appearing at the victim's workplace or contacting the victim's employer or coworkers; appearing at the victim's home or contacting the victim's neighbors; entering property owned, leased, or occupied by the victim; contacting the victim by telephone or causing the victim's telephone or any other person's telephone to ring repeatedly or continuously, regardless of whether a conversation ensues; photographing, videotaping, audiotaping, or, through any other electronic means, monitoring or recording the activities of the victim; sending material by any means to the victim or, for the purpose of obtaining information about, disseminating information about, or communicating with the victim, to a member of the victim's family or household or an employer, coworker, or friend of the victim; placing an object on or delivering an object to property owned, leased, or occupied by the victim; or delivering an object to a member of the victim's family or household or an employer, coworker, or friend of the victim or placing an object on, or delivering an object to, property owned, leased, or occupied by such a person with the intent that the object be delivered to the victim.
* Suffer serious emotional distress means to feel terrified, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or tormented.
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Stalking offenses in Wisconsin are serious crimes that subjects you to serious consequences. It can be a crime to repeatedly cause emotional distress to someone else. If you do something that would generally cause someone to feel terrified, intimidated, threatened, or harassed, it may be considered stalking in Wisconsin. If you are criminally charged in Milwaukee, Waukesha, elsewhere in SE WI with a stalking offense, you need tough representation. The criminal defense lawyers in Milwaukee and Waukesha, WI at Gamiño Law Offices have experience in various kinds of harassment offenses, including stalking crimes.
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 stalking crime in Milwaukee, WI, or anywhere in Southeastern Wisconsin, call us right away. Any time you are under investigation in Wisconsin for a criminal offense, 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 a 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 Stalking Charges
Possible sentencing consequences when charged with Stalking in Milwaukee, Waukesha or elsewhere in Wisconsin
If convicted of stalking in Wisconsin, that is generally a Class I Felony.
Stalking offenses may be a Class H Felony if any of the following are present:
- The defendant has a previous conviction for a violent crime as defined in Wisconsin Statute § 939.632(1)(e)1, stalking, or harassment.
- The defendant has a previous conviction for a crime and the victim of that crime was the victim of the crime in this case, and this case happened within 7 years of the previous conviction.
- The defendant intentionally gained access to or caused another person to gain access to a record in electronic format that contained personally identifiable information regarding the victim in order to facilitate the crime in this case.
- The defendant illegally intercepted electronic or oral communications or used a restricted pen register or trap and trace device in order to facilitate the crime in this case.
- The victim was under the age of 18 at the time of this offense.
Stalking may be a Class F Felony if any of the following are present:
- The act resulted in bodily harm to the victim or a member of the victim's family or household.
- The defendant had a previous conviction for a violent crime as defined in Wisconsin Statute § 939.632(1)(e)1, for stalking, or harassment, and the victim in that crime was the victim in this case; and the crime in this case occurred within 7 years after the previous conviction.
- The defendant used a dangerous weapon in carrying out any of the acts that constitute the offense.
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