Tag: violent crime

Robbery / armed robbery defense

Robbery charges are serious.  Contact our Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys to start fighting your case. At Van Severen Law Office we aggressively defend robbery cases throughout Wisconsin.  Our criminal defense attorneys have significant experience filing pretrial motions, negotiating excellent resolutions, and fighting for you at trial.  100% of our criminal defense firm's resources focus on...CONTINUE READING

Throwing or discharging bodily fluids at public safety workers or prosecutors defense – Wis. Stat. 941.375

Throwing or discharging bodily fluids at public safety workers or prosecutors is a felony offense in Wisconsin.  Contact Van Severen Law Office, S.C. at (414) 270-0202 to speak with a criminal defense attorney. Throwing or discharging bodily fluids at a public safety worker or prosecutor is a felony level criminal charge in Wisconsin.  It frequently…

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Possession of explosives defense – Wis. Stat. 941.31

Possession of explosives is a felony in Wisconsin.  It may attract federal attention.  Contact our defense attorneys at (414) 270-0202 for help. Possession of explosives is a serious criminal charge in Wisconsin.  There are two versions of this offense, both felonies: Making, buying, transporting, possessing, or transferring any explosive compound, or offering to do so,…

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Using oleoresin of capsicum to cause bodily harm defense – Wis. Stat. 941.26(4)(B)

Using oleoresin of capsicum (also known as pepper spray) to cause bodily harm is a crime in Wisconsin. While many individuals believe that pepper spray is a worthy self-defense tool, using oleoresin of capsicum (pepper spray) to cause bodily harm is a Class A misdemeanor in Wisconsin.  And while a Class A misdemeanor will not…

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Parole, probation, and extended supervision revocation defense

When should I hire a criminal defense firm to defend my revocation case? In short, as early as possible.  Waiting until a few days before your hearing does not give your defense attorney a whole lot of time to figure out if options, such as alternatives to revocation, are available.  It’s important to remember that…

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Substantial battery defense

Domestic violence Frequently we encounter substantial battery charges that occur after a domestic violence incident. While we recognize that substantial battery is already a felony (and therefore carries significant collateral consequences), a DV conviction results in additional penalties because of their status alone.  For misdemeanor charges, a DV conviction adds a lifetime ban on the defendant’s…

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Taking hostages defense – Wis. Stat. 940.305

What is taking hostages?  Wis. Stat. section 940.305 Section 940.305 of the Wisconsin Statutes specifically prohibits taking hostages.  The law says: (1)  Except as provided in sub. (2), whoever by force or threat of imminent force seizes, confines or restrains a person without the person’s consent and with the intent to use the person as a hostage…

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Extortion – Wis. Stat. 943.30(1)

Section 943.30(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes – Threats to injure or accuse of a crime Section 943.30(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes describes a crime called threats to injure or accuse of a crime.  We (along with the drafters of the Wisconsin Criminal Jury Instructions) refer to this crime as extortion.  But the statute itself indicates:…

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Endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon defense – Wis. Stat. 941.20

Endangering safety by use of a dangerous of a dangerous weapon is a serious charge in Wisconsin.  Contact our criminal defense law firm immediately for help: (414) 270-0202 Endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon starts as a Class A misdemeanor in Wisconsin.  And while a Class A misdemeanor only carries a maximum penalty...CONTINUE READING

Threat to a law enforcement officer – Wis. Stat. 940.203(2)

A threat to a law enforcement officer is a felony in Wisconsin.  Contact us immediately at (414) 270-0202 for representation. A threat to a law enforcement officer is a Class H felony in Wisconsin.  That means upon conviction, the charge carries a maximum penalty of 6 years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine.  Importantly, this…

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