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Physical abuse of a child: recklessly causing great bodily harm

What is physical abuse of a child: recklessly causing great bodily harm? The charge is a Class E felony, meaning the maximum penalty you face upon conviction is 15 years in prison, $50,000.00 in fines, or both.  These penalties are certainly significant, and a conviction frequently carries time in prison. Section 948.03(3)(a) of the Wisconsin…

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Physical abuse of a child: intentionally causing bodily harm

What is physical abuse of a child: intentionally causing great bodily harm? Section 948.03(2)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes prohibits physical abuse of a child: intentionally causing great bodily harm.  The law indicates: (b) Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm to a child is guilty of a Class H felony. While some laws are certainly difficult for the…

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Child abuse: failing to prevent reckless causing of great bodily harm

What is physical abuse of a child: failing to act to prevent reckless causing of great bodily harm? Section 948.03(4)(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes prohibits physical abuse of a child: failing to act to prevent reckless causing of great bodily harm.  The law says: (a) A person responsible for the child’s welfare is guilty of a…

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Abuse of a child: failing to act to prevent great bodily harm

What is physical abuse of a child: failing to act to prevent great bodily harm? Section 948.03(4)(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes prohibits physical abuse of a child: failing to act to prevent great bodily harm.  The law indicates: (a) A person responsible for the child’s welfare is guilty of a Class F felony if that person…

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Physical abuse of a child: intentionally causing great bodily harm

What is physical abuse of a child: intentionally causing great bodily harm? Section 948.03(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes physical child abuse causing great bodily harm.  The law indicates: (a) Whoever intentionally causes great bodily harm to a child is guilty of a Class C felony. Certainly this is an extremely clear statute.  It uses certain terms,…

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Abduction of another’s child defense

What is abduction of another’s child? Section 948.30 of the Wisconsin Statutes prohibits abduction of another’s child. (1)  Any person who, for any unlawful purpose, does any of the following is guilty of a Class E felony: (a) Takes a child who is not his or her own by birth or adoption from the child’s home or…

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Causing mental harm to a child defense

Contact a criminal defense attorney about your causing mental harm to a child case.  (414) 270-0202 Causing mental harm to a child is a serious criminal offense.  Individuals charged with causing mental harm to a child face a 12 year, 6 month felony.  Hiring a criminal defense attorney to represent you when facing a criminal…

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Child neglect defense

Child Neglect Defense Attorneys.  Speak with one of our criminal defense lawyers. Contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. at (414) 270-0202 to discuss your child neglect case Individuals are often surprised how easy it is to be charged with child neglect in Wisconsin.  Simply leaving your child (or a child you’re responsible for) in the car while you…

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Physical abuse of a child defense

Call Meyer Van Severen, S.C. at (414) 270-0202 to discuss physical abuse of a child defense Meyer Van Severen, S.C. defends physical abuse of a child cases.  An individual facing physical abuse of a child charges has a lot to lose.  Certain intentional child abuse cases can be charged as a Class C felony.  Generally, child abuse…

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Child neglect / child abuse defense

Cases involving abuse of a child: Physical abuse of a child is a felony.  Cases involving physical abuse break down into two further categories: Was the conduct intentional or reckless?  And did that conduct cause bodily harm, great bodily harm, or bodily harm in a way that subjected the child to a risk for great…

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