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Fraud on a hotel or restaurant keeper – Wis. Stat. 943.21

What does the statute say? Statutes prohibit specific actions, which we call crimes.  Section 943.21 of the Wisconsin Statutes prohibits “fraud on hotel or restaurant keeper, recreational attraction, taxicab operator, or gas station.”  Specifically, the law indicates: (1m) Whoever does any of the following may be penalized as provided in sub. (3): (a) Having obtained any beverage, food,…

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Absconding without paying rent – Wis. Stat. 943.215

What is absconding without paying rent? Section 943.215 of the Wisconsin Statutes defines absconding without paying rent.  The law says: (1)  Whoever having obtained the tenancy, as defined in s. 704.01 (4), of residential property he or she is entitled to occupy, intentionally absconds without paying all current and past rent due is guilty of a Class…

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Criminal trespass to a medical facility – Wis. Stat. 943.145

What is criminal trespass to a medical facility? Section 943.145 of the Wisconsin Statutes defines criminal trespass to a medical facility.  The law indicates: (1) In this section, “medical facility” means a hospital under s. 50.33 (2) or a clinic or office that is used by a physician licensed under ch. 448 and that is subject to rules promulgated by…

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Entry into locked coinbox defense attorneys – 943.125

What is entry into a locked coinbox? Section 943.125 of the Wisconsin Statutes prohibits entry into a locked coinbox.  The law says: (1)  Whoever intentionally enters a locked coin box of another without consent and with intent to steal therefrom is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. (2) Whoever has in personal possession any device or instrumentality…

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Dognapping and catnapping

What is dognapping and catnapping? Section 951.03 of the Wisconsin Statutes prohibits dognapping and catnapping.  The law indicates: No person may take the dog or cat of another from one place to another without the owner’s consent or cause such a dog or cat to be confined or carried out of this state or held…

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Theft of services defense

Common examples of theft of services Frequently defendants aren’t aware their action is a form of theft.  Surely, sometimes the inability to pay for a service forces the defendant into criminal liability.  There are a few common examples of theft of services relevant to these examples: Neglecting to pay for medical treatment.  Unfortunately, due to…

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Receiving stolen property defense

Receiving stolen property is a potential felony.  Contact Van Severen Law Office at (414) 270-0202 to begin your defense Receiving stolen property is prohibited by section 943.34 of the Wisconsin Statutes.  The crime basically prohibits individuals from receiving or concealing stolen property.  The defendant must have done so knowingly or intentionally.  Whether this crime is a…

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Theft of telecommunications service defense

Theft of telecommunications service is a crime in Wisconsin.  Contact Van Severen Law Office at (414) 270-0202 to discuss your case. 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…

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Robbery of a financial institution defense

Robbery of a financial institution is a serious felony.  Contact Van Severen Law Office at (414) 270-0202 to discuss your case Criminal defense attorneys Matthew R. Meyer and Benjamin T. Van Severen defend robbery of a financial institution cases.  This theft charge is a Class C felony, carrying with it very serious prison penalties.  The…

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Criminal trespass to dwellings defense

Criminal trespass to dwellings is a misdemeanor in Wisconsin.  Contact a top criminal defense attorney today. (414) 270-0202 Criminal trespass to dwellings is a crime in Wisconsin.  Although it doesn't carry penalties as aggravated as a burglary or robbery charge, this offense still carries with it a potential 9 months in jail and a $10,000.00...CONTINUE READING
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