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Can You Go To Jail For Threatening Someone?


Threatening someone can be a serious offense in the state of Wisconsin. Often this type of behavior falls under assault in other states.

Harassment is usually a class B felony crime in the state of Wisconsin. As a result, bully threatening a victim in a way that causes fear of injury or death can be considered harassment. If the harassment is used as a means to gain access to a digital resource, the penalties may increase substantially.

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 a 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.

Next Steps

If you are facing assault-related charges or have been accused of a similar crime, we may be able to help. Here at The Law Offices of Jason D. Baltz, we have the skills, experience, and determination to help get you a favorable outcome for your case.

We have handled countless criminal defense cases and know how to navigate the legal system. When you need someone who you can trust to help defend your rights and freedom, rest assured The Law Offices of Jason D. Baltz is here for you. You can reach us at (414) 375-0797 or contact us through our website today.

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