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What is Criminal Battery?
Depending on circumstances, criminal battery in Wisconsin
can be a misdemeanor or a felony. Misdemeanor criminal battery involves bodily harm to a victim caused by an act done with the intent to cause bodily harm. Wisconsin has three different felony criminal battery classes that differ in terms of harm and intent:
Class I: Substantial bodily harm done with intent to cause bodily harm
Class H: Great bodily harm done with intent to cause bodily harm
Class E: Great bodily harm done with intent to cause great bodily harm
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Misdemeanor criminal battery convictions carry a maximum penalty of less than a year in jail and a $10,000 fine. Felony criminal battery convictions carry much more serious penalties, ranging from 3 ½ to 15 years in prison and a fine between $10,000 and $50,000, depending on the class. Persons convicted of felony battery are also prohibited from possessing a firearm.