Tag: Public order

Sabotage – Wis. Stat. 946.02

Facing sabotage charges?  Contact Van Severen Law Office, S.C. at (414) 270-0202 for help. Not all treasonous acts are automatically federal criminal charges, and sabotage is one example.  While damaging military property will also likely lead to additional federal charges, sabotage is a crime punishable by the state.  Sabotage is a Class F felony, meaning…

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Fleeing/Eluding an Officer – Wis. Stat. 364.04(3)

What is fleeing/eluding an officer? Although lawmakers increased the penalties associated with this offense in 2024, they didn’t change the substance of the law itself. Section 364.04(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes is the specific law prohibiting fleeing or eluding an officer.  The law says: (3) No operator of a vehicle, after having received a visual or…

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Assisting escape – Wis. Stat. 946.44

Assisting escape is a felony in Wisconsin.  Contact Van Severen Law Office, S.C. regarding this, or any other, criminal charge: (414) 270-0202 Assisting escape, like permitting escape, is a serious felony criminal charge in Wisconsin.  While these two charges are similar, assisting escape refers to actively helping an inmate escape from custody.  Permitting escape, on…

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Permitting escape – Wis. Stat. 946.44

Permitting escape is a serious felony in Wisconsin.  Van Severen Law Office is an award-winning criminal defense law firm representing individuals throughout the state. So long as humans are in charge of other humans in the jails and prisons throughout Wisconsin, permitting escape will be an issue.  This criminal charge focuses on all of the…

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Defamation Defense – Wis. Stat. 942.01

Defamation is a Class A misdemeanor in Wisconsin.  For help with this charge, or any other, contact Van Severen Law Office at (414) 270-0202 While defamation is traditionally thought of as the basis for a civil lawsuit, in Wisconsin it’s also prohibited by criminal law.  Although not a felony, defamation is the most serious misdemeanor…

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Failure to report to jail – Wis. Stat. 946.425

Failure to report to jail is a crime in Wisconsin.  Van Severen Law Office represents individuals throughout the state. Nobody wants to report to jail.  But after the conclusion of a criminal case, sometimes jail penalties result.  Failure to report to jail is an additional crime that applies when the defendant decides that he isn’t…

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Carjacking Defense – Wis. Stat. 943.231

Wisconsin’s carjacking law could lead to 60 years in prison.  Contact Van Severen Law Office for help: (414) 270-0202 Legislators introduced Wisconsinites to a new carjacking law in May of 2023.  Carjacking has always been a crime in the state, but prior to the creation of this law, laws punishing carjacking behaviors fell under Wisconsin’s…

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Accepting a Bribe Defense – Wis. Stat. 946.61(1)(b)

Section 946.61(1)(b) of the Wisconsin Statutes – Bribery of witnesses Section 946.61 of the Wisconsin Statutes describes many different forms of bribery.  The one relevant to our conversation today is in subsection (1)(b) of the statute.  It focuses on witnesses who accept bribes.  That law says: (1)  Whoever does any of the following is guilty of…

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Criminal Slander of Title Defense – Wis. Stat. 943.60

Section 943.60 of the Wisconsin Statutes – Criminal slander of title Section 943.60 of the Wisconsin Statutes defines criminal slander of title.  The law says: (1) Any person who submits for filing, entering or recording any lien, claim of lien, lis pendens, writ of attachment, financing statement or any other instrument relating to a security…

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Swatting defense attorneys – 947.014

Section 947.014 of the Wisconsin Statutes criminalizes swatting Prior to Section 947.014 of the Wisconsin Statutes, swatting was not a crime in Wisconsin.  While some of then actions that lead to a swatting situation have always been illegal, only recently did the actual term get its own law.  Specifically, 2019 Wisconsin Act 132, effective March…

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