Violent crimes, including causing bodily injury to another person, are taken seriously by the Wisconsin legal system. If you have been accused of injuring another individual, it's important to retain a qualified defense attorney to ensure that your rights are protected at this time.
Battery is one of the most common charges when bodily injury is involved. This could be charged as a misdemeanor or felony offense, depending on the extent of the injury to the other person and whether a firearm or other dangerous weapon was used.
If convicted of misdemeanor battery, you could face up to nine months in jail and fines of up to $10,000. However, in the case of felony battery, the sentence could include up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
Challenging an injury case is possible, especially if the injury was caused in self defense. If no harm was intended, that is also a defense to a battery charge.
Injury cases can vary based on a number of different factors, so it's important to speak with a defense attorney who knows the law. The legal team at Tracey Wood & Associates are committed to representing the best interest of their clients, and offer an aggressive and proactive approach to their defense strategies.
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