Charged in a harassment case?
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Harassment can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony in Wisconsin. It’s important that you have a criminal defense attorney on your side, looking out for your best interests while facing any criminal conviction. Harassment is often charged in domestic violence situations. The addition of domestic violence penalties makes hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney even more important. We’ve defended harassment cases. Our defense attorneys would like to talk to you about your situation. Contact defense firm Van Severen Law Office, at (414) 270-0202.
What is harassment?
Different punishment levels provide harassment definitions. The offense, and those penalties, along with definitions are found in section 947.013 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
The offense is a Class B forfeiture if, with intent to harass or intimidate another person, does any of the following:
- Strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise subjects the person to physical contact or attempts or threatens to do the same.
- Engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts which harass or intimidate the person and which serve no legitimate purpose.
Harassment is a Class A misdemeanor if the Class B forfeiture offense if any of the following occur:
- The act is accompanied by a credible threat that places the victim in reasonable fear of death or great bodily harm.
- The act occurs while the actor is subject to an order or injunction under s. 813.12, 813.122 or 813.125 that prohibits or limits his or her contact with the victim.