Theft of telecommunications service is a crime in Wisconsin. Telecommunications services are defined in section 182.017(1g)(cq) of the Wisconsin Statutes. The term means “the offering for sale of the conveyance of voice, data, or other information, including the sale of service for collection, storage, forwarding, switching, and delivery incidental to such communication regardless of the technology or mode used to make such offering.”
Voice is telephone. Data could be your internet or cable television service. A foolish decision to save money in college could be enough for you to be charged with a crime. If you’ve been accused of theft of telecommunications service, criminal defense attorneys Matt Meyer and Ben Van Severen want to talk with you about your case. Our criminal defense law firm, Van Severen Law Office, focuses all of its resources on defending crimes just like this one.
Any criminal offense has certain elements that need to be shown beyond a reasonable doubt at jury trial. For this offense, those elements include:
Private financial gain requires that the defendant received a financial benefit beyond simply receiving telecommunications service without paying for it. Direct or indirect commercial advantage or private financial gain is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
Criminal defense professionals Matt Meyer and Ben Van Severen have a reputation for winning cases. Our skilled lawyers provide focused, precise criminal defense when you need it most. We’ve defended hundreds of individuals facing crimes just like this.
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