Madison WI Battery to a Police Officer Lawyer
ordinary battery is elevated to a felony crime under certain
“special circumstances” defined in the WI criminal law. One of
those special circumstances is battery to a police officer under
The crime of
battery to a police officer (or firefighter) under the WI criminal
law requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt of the following:
defendant caused bodily harm to a person. Cause in this context
means that the defendant’s conduct was a substantial factor in
producing the bodily harm. Bodily harm means physical pain or
injury, illness, or any impairment of physical condition;
person harmed was a police officer or fire fighter;
person harmed was acting in an official capacity;
defendant knew or had reason to know that the person harmed was a
police officer or firefighter;
defendant caused the bodily harm without consent of the person
defendant acted intentionally.
Battery to a
police officer or firefighter is a Class I felony, punishable by up
to 3 years 6 months prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
criminal defense attorney Robert T. Ruth at 608-257-2540 for a free
consultation if you need a battery to a police officer defense
lawyer in Wisconsin.