Criminal damage to railroads cases are serious.  Contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. today.  (414) 270-0202

Criminal damage to railroads isn’t commonly charged in Wisconsin.  However, our criminal defense lawyers Matthew R. Meyer and Benjamin T. Van Severen are familiar with the involved in criminal damage cases.  We’re defended dozens of property crimes before and can defend your criminal damage to railroad case.  If you’re looking for serious criminal defense, contact Milwaukee defense law firm Meyer Van Severen, S.C. at (414) 270-0202.  This criminal offense can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor based upon the circumstances, so don’t delay.


What is criminal damage to railroads?

Criminal damage to railroads is a crime defined in section 943.07 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

There are two circumstances where criminal damage to railroads is a Class I felony.  They include circumstances where:

  • The defendant intentionally causes damage or causes another person to damage, tamper, change or destroy any railroad track, switch, bridge, trestle, tunnel or signal or any railroad property used in providing rail services, which could cause an injury, accident or derailment; or
  • The defendant intentionally shoots a firearm at any portion of a railroad train, car, caboose, or engine.

Not all criminal damage to railroad cases are felonies.  The crime is a Class B misdemeanor where:

  • The defendant intentionally throws, shoots or propels any stone, brick or other missile at any railroad train, car, caboose, or engine; or
  • The defendant intentionally throws or deposits any type of debris or waste material on or along any railroad track or right-of-way which could cause an injury or accident.

Why should we hire Meyer Van Severen, S.C. for defending our criminal damage to railroad case?

Did you leave a quarter on railroad tracks to see what would happen?  Did you throw a rock at a railroad car?  A Class B misdemeanor carries with it a potential jail sentence of 90 days incarceration.  If you’ve gone further and committed a felony, you’re facing a potential prison sentence.  The criminal defense attorneys at Meyer Van Severen, S.C. are experienced attorneys prepared to work on your defense.

To speak with criminal defense attorney Meyer or Van Severen, contact our Milwaukee defense firm today.  Phone calls at our law firm are answered 24/7 at (414) 270-0202.