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Milwaukee Assault and Battery Attorney

Facing charges of assault and battery in Wisconsin?

Assault and battery are two separate criminal charges which are often lumped together. The term "assault and battery" is often used to describe the crime of battery. In Wisconsin law, however, battery is defined as using force against someone with the intent to injure them. Assault generally refers to an action which causes another to fear bodily injury, though no physical contact may occur. The crime of battery, under Wisconsin law, will be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the degree of bodily harm that is inflicted upon the victim.

If you or someone you know has been charged with assault and/or battery in the Milwaukee area, you should be seeking professional legal help from a reliable and competent defense attorney. As a Milwaukee criminal lawyer, I may be able to assist you with an effective criminal defense strategy. I focus my practice on representing clients in all types of criminal cases in the greater Milwaukee area, including those involving assault and battery, including aggravated assault and domestic battery.

Misdemeanor & Felony Penalties

Causing physical harm to another individual, unborn child, or the mother of an unborn child may result in a Class A Misdemeanor charge under Wisconsin law. A conviction of this charge may result in penalties of up to 9 months in jail and up to $10,000 in fines.

If substantial injury or great bodily harm is caused, you may be charged with a felony. So what constitutes a significant injury or bodily harm? Great bodily harm means that the victim may have died, suffered serious permanent disfigurement, the impairment of a bodily organ or function permanently or for a lengthy period of time. Depending on the degree of bodily harm done and your intentions, felony charges may be filed as Class I, H, or E with penalties of 3 ½ to 15 years in prison and fines between $10,000 and $50,000. How you are charged will depend on the facts of your case, including what happened to the alleged victim and what your intentions toward the alleged victim were at the time of the incident.

Qualified Criminal Defense – Proven to Work

Throughout a criminal trial, the prosecutor or law enforcement officials sometimes get carried away with showing proof of guilt and finding evidence that they end up compromising the constitutional rights of the alleged offender. With a strong legal ally by your side, you can prevent that from happening and have someone continuously watching out for you and protecting your best interests.

Regardless of the charges you may be facing, you do have options. Don’t lose hope, being arrested does not mean that you are guilty of the crime. By consulting with me, Attorney Jason Baltz, I can evaluate your case and suggest the proper plan of action and help form an impenetrable defense strategy. Having the counsel of a capable defense attorney is your first and often the most important step you can take in handling the charges against you. Contact the Law Offices of Jason D. Baltz today to find out what your legal options may be in protecting your future!

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