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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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Mistreating an animal

What is mistreating an animal? Section 951.02 of the Wisconsin Statutes prohibits mistreating animals.  The law indicates: No person may treat any animal, whether belonging to the person or another, in a cruel manner. This section does not prohibit normal and accepted veterinary practices. Section 951.18(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes provides penalties for mistreating animals:…

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Terrorist threats defense attorneys

What are the elements of terrorist threats? Secondly, like all other crimes, terrorist threats has elements.  Those elements need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.  There are two versions of this crime: intentional terrorist threats and reckless terrorist threats. Intentional Terrorist Threats Specifically, Wisconsin Jury Instruction Criminal 1925A provides the elements of…

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Recklessly endangering safety defense

Contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. to discuss your first or second degree recklessly endangering safety case.  Phone calls are answered 24/7 at (414) 270-0202 Our criminal defense lawyers have worked on 1st degree recklessly endangering safety and 2nd degree reckless endangering safety cases.  Meyer Van Severen, S.C. is a Milwaukee, WI criminal defense law firm…

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Kidnapping defense

What is kidnapping? Section 940.31 of the Wisconsin Statutes describes kidnapping.  There are two versions: Kidnapping is a Class C felony if any of the following occur: Using force (or threatening imminent force) the defendant carries another from one place to another without consent.  The defendant intends to cause the victim to be secretly confined…

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Violating a temporary restraining order or an injunction defense

Charged for violating a temporary restraining order or an injunction? Contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. at (414) 270-0202 to discuss your violating a restraining order or injunction case. Violating a temporary restraining order or injunction is a crime commonly charged throughout Wisconsin.  Frequently the charge includes domestic violence modifiers.  In Milwaukee you'll often encounter this...CONTINUE READING

Short-barreled shotgun defense

How do we win my possession of a short-barreled shotgun or rifle case? We will certainly talk about the details of your case at your initial consultation.  At that meeting, you and criminal defense lawyer Meyer or Van Severen can sit down and spend as much time as necessary to figure out your case.  Once…

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Endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon defense

Contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. to discuss endangering safety  by use of a dangerous weapon. Endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon is prohibited by section 941.20 of the Wisconsin Statutes.  This crime can be classified as either a Class A misdemeanor or a felony.  The criminal defense attorneys at Meyer Van Severen, S.C. provide aggressive defense…

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Reckless injury defense

What are the elements of the offense? Wisconsin Jury Instruction Criminal 1250 provides the elements of first degree reckless injury.  We list them below: The defendant caused great bodily harm to the victim; and The defendant caused great bodily harm by criminally reckless conduct; and The circumstances of the defendant’s conduct showed utter disregard for…

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Mayhem defense

Mayhem charges?  Contact Meyer Van Severen at (414) 270-0202 Prosecutors rarely pursue mayhem charges in Wisconsin.  But that doesn’t mean this charge isn’t serious.  Mayhem is a Class C felony, punishable by up to 40 years in prison and $100,000.00 in fines.  Comparing this penalty to other crimes, mayhem lands among sexual assault, armed robbery,…

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