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The Penalties of Strangulation and Suffocation in Wisconsin

April 26, 2018

 


Strangulation and suffocation is a very serious charge in Wisconsin.

In this quick guide, I'll shed light on how strangulation and suffocation is defined in Wisconsin law, the penalties of strangulation and suffocation in Wisconsin, common questions I hear about what constitutes strangulation and suffocation, and what you should do if you find yourself facing charges in Wisconsin.

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Class H Felony in Wisconsin: A Guide to Penalties & Defenses

November 14, 2017

When a person hears the word "felony," many different ideas come to mind, and often the assumption is that they have committed, or have been accused of, a very severe crime.

But in Wisconsin, the state legislature has classified nine different classes of felonies, from Class A, the most serious to class I, which is the least serious. Depending on what a defendant is convicted of, sentencing for these crimes can be as severe as life imprisonment for a Class A felony to a fine of up to $10,000 for a class I felony and/or up to 3 1/2 years in prison.

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Domestic Battery With a Weapon in Wisconsin: Definition, Penalties, and Sentencing

September 18, 2017

A charge for battery domestic violence in Wisconsin is done under essentially the same facts as a regular battery domestic violence case but comes along with a greater penalty, due to the domestic abuse enhancer or weapon.

It’s important to recognize that a "weapon" under Wisconsin law, can be just about any object; it’s not restricted to knives and guns. Picture frames, sticks, cost hangers and garbage bags – just about any household object can be classified as a weapon in a battery domestic violence case.

If you lose your cool and throw a potted plant at your spouse, live-in partner or ex, you could be charged with domestic battery violence with the use of a deadly weapon.

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Domestic Abuse in Wisconsin: What You Need to Know

July 10, 2017

The question seems simple: "What is domestic abuse?"

The answer, however, varies from state to state. 

It's generally understood that acts of battery or assault committed against another member of your family or household are considered domestic abuse.

This article will focus on answering the following questions relating to domestic battery or abuse charges in the state of Wisconsin:

  • What is domestic abuse?
  • Will I be arrested if someone claims I committed domestic abuse?
  • If I was not immediately arrested for domestic abuse am I safe from arrest?
  • What are the penalties for domestic abuse?
  • How can I defend against charges of domestic abuse?
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The Guide to Understanding Bail in Wisconsin

June 20, 2017

 
Like most people, you probably have a general idea of what bail is: money you pay to get out of jail. However, there is much more to bail than that. Eligibility, costs, payment options and other requirements all come into play.

If you've been arrested and are wondering how to get out of jail in Wisconsin, it’s important to have a thorough understanding of the conditions surrounding bail in order to avoid further complications to your legal situation.

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