Contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. to discuss your disarming a peace officer case

Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys Matthew R. Meyer and Benjamin Van Severen defend disarming a peace officer cases.  Disarming a peace officer is a Class H felony, carrying with it a maximum sentence of 6 years prison, a $10,000.00 fine, or both.  When facing a criminal conviction for any crime, we suggest hiring a top criminal defense attorney for your defense.  At Meyer Van Severen, S.C. we focus on providing smart, aggressive criminal defense to individuals in Wisconsin.  Contact the law firm at (414) 270-0202 to schedule your consultation today.


What is disarming a peace officer?

Disarming a peace officer is a relatively simple criminal offense.  It’s defined in section 941.21 of the Wisconsin Statutes.  At trial the district attorney must show five separate elements:

  1. The victim was a peace officer;
  2. The victim was acting in an official capacity;
  3. The defendant disarmed the victim by taking a dangerous weapon from him;
  4. The victim did not consent to the taking of the dangerous weapon; and
  5. The defendant intentionally committed the acts.

A peace officer is defined in section 939.22(22) of the Wisconsin Statutes.   Peace officer “means any person vested by law to maintain public order or to make arrests for crime, whether that duty extends to all crimes or is limited to specific crimes.  ‘Peace officer’ includes a commission warden and a university police officer…”  A peace officer acts in an “official capacity” when that officer performed acts that they are employed to perform.


What can Meyer Van Severen, S.C. do for me?

If you’ve been charged with disarming a peace officer, you deserve proper representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney.  At criminal defense law firm Meyer Van Severen, S.C. we focus on your entire case.  Do we have an pre-trial motions that can be filed?  What kind of investigation can we do prior to trial?  What is the client’s goal with representation?  You have enough to worry about after being charged with a crime.  You shouldn’t need to worry about your attorney.

Our practice focuses 100% on criminal defense so you don’t need to worry about our level of expertise.  We work hard to achieve the best possible results for all of our clients.  If you’d like to discuss your defense with us, contact Meyer Van Severen at (414) 270-0202.