Madison criminal defense lawyer Robert T. Ruth is an experienced aggravated battery lawyer. He has been a Wisconsin lawyer since 1993 and has devoted his law firm to criminal defense since then. He is well-versed in all aspects of aggravated battery defense in Wisconsin. If you stand accused of aggravated in Madison or anywhere in Wisconsin, let his experience in the courtroom, along with his commitment to his clients, go to work for you.
Madison WI Aggravated Battery Lawyer Attorney
Aggravate battery in Wisconsin is found in section 940.19(4), section 940.19(5) and section 940.19(6) of the Wisconsin criminal law. These three forms of aggravated battery are defined and punished as follows:
Whoever causes great bodily harm to another by an act done with intent to cause bodily harm to that person or another is guilty of a Class H felony, punishable by up to 6 years prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
Whoever causes great bodily harm to another by an act done with intent to cause great bodily harm to that person or another is guilty of a Class E felony, punishable by up to 15 years prison and up to a $50,000 fine..
Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm to another by conduct that creates a substantial risk of great bodily harm is guilty of a Class H felony, punishable by up to 6 years prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
Great bodily harm is defined under the WI criminal law as follows:
“Great bodily harm” means bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death, or which causes serious permanent disfigurement, or which causes a permanent or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ or other serious bodily injury.
Self defense is a potential defense to aggravated battery. Also, it is a defense to some forms of aggravated battery if the injury in question does not rise to the level of “great bodily harm” as defined by the WI criminal law.
Call Madison aggravated battery defense attorney Robert T. Ruth at 608-257-2540 for a free consultation if you need an aggravated battery defense lawyer in Wisconsin.