Road Rage Charges in Wisconsin
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involved in driving a motor vehicle in difficult conditions.”
It’s important to remember that ultimately – whether or not you’re on the road – you’re responsible for your own behavior. Letting your anger get the best of you while you’re behind the wheel can result in criminal charges like battery and a variety of traffic offenses.
If you exit your car and beat someone up on the road, you could be charged with battery. Wisconsin law defines battery as causing “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.” Battery can be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the extent of the victim’s injuries.
Are You in Trouble Over a Road Rage Incident?
If you’ve been arrested from a crime stemming from a road rage incident, we may be able to help you.
Road rage – tension and anger between drivers that often leads to an accident or a physical fight – isn’t a specific charge in Milwaukee or elsewhere in Wisconsin, but police can break it down to other charges that can result in serious penalties (including prison time).
What is Road Rage?
Road rage is defined as “violent anger caused by the stress and frustration
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