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Battery Attorney in Green Bay & De Pere, WI

Criminal assault or battery charges can either be classified as felonies or misdemeanors, depending on the particular circumstances. That is why you need an experienced criminal assault lawyer on your side when facing an assault or battery charge. At Brabazon Law Office, we represent clients charged with criminal assault and battery in the De Pere, WI and Green Bay, WI areas.

In Wisconsin, battery is defined under WI Statue 940 and penalties depend on the section of the law that was violated

  • 940.19(1) describes an act where intent to cause bodily harm existed and is listed as a Class A misdemeanor.
  • 940.19(2) involves causing substantial bodily harm with an intent to cause harm to that person or another and is listed as a Class I felony.
  • 940.19(4) is the charge that is used when great bodily harm was caused by an act with intent to cause bodily harm and this is a Class H felony.
  • 940.19(5) involves causing great bodily harm by an act committed with the intent of causing great bodily harm and is listed as a Class E felony.
  • 940.19(6) is intentionally causing great bodily harm through conduct that creates a substantial risk of great bodily harm and this is a Class H felony. There is a rebuttable presumption of conduct creating a substantial risk under section (6) (a) when the person is 62 or older and under (6) (b) when the harmed person has a physical disability that can be discerned by an ordinary person or known by the person committing the act.

A battery conviction can carry penalties that include fines, probation, jail time and prolonged prison sentences in serious cases. Additionally, if there is a domestic violence qualifier, your right to possess a firearm and ability to work could be affected. An experienced criminal assault attorney can advise you about whether self-defense or defense of others applies to your case, negotiate with the prosecutors for reduced charges, such as from felony to the misdemeanor, and argue for lesser sentences. For more information and to discuss your case with a criminal assault lawyer, call Brabazon Law Office at (920) 494-1106.


Brabazon Law Office, LLC P.O. Box 11213 Green Bay, WI 54307-1213 Phone: (920) 494-1106 Fax: (920) 494-0501 E-Mail: brabazonlaw@msn.com

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