Wisconsin Child Abuse Defense Attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Are you charged with child abuse? Importantly, child abuse allegations in Wisconsin are serious offenses. Further, child abuse or neglect cases subject you to significant consequences. For example, Wisconsin child abuse crimes include crimes like sexual assault of a child and physical abuse of a child. Other child abuse allegations include child neglect and abandonment, causing mental harm to a child, enticement, and child sex trafficking. Specifically, if you are charged with any child abuse or neglect offense in Milwaukee, or Wisconsin, you need a robust defense. Therefore, the criminal defense attorneys in Milwaukee at our law firm are ready to fight for you. In conclusion, our Wisconsin lawyers have experience defending many kinds of child abuse and neglect offenses.
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It is our goal to be the best Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers handling child abuse defense in Milwaukee, and all Wisconsin. Therefore, we guard you, your rights, your reputation, your job, your future, and your freedom! Specifically, if you face arrest or charges for child abuse in Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, you should call a lawyer. Namely, any time you are investigated for a Wisconsin criminal offense, tell officers you want an attorney immediately. Importantly, early intervention by an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer makes a difference in the outcome of child abuse cases in Wisconsin.
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Wisconsin Child Abuse or Neglect Charges
Intentional causation of bodily harm
Whoever intentionally causes:
great bodily harm to a child is guilty of a Class C felony.Wisconsin Statutes 948.03
bodily harm to a child is guilty of a Class H felony.
bodily harm to a child by conduct which creates a high probability of great bodily harm is guilty of a Class F felony.
* Bodily harm means physical pain or injury, illness, or any impairment of a physical condition.
Wisconsin Statutes § 939.22(4).
* Great bodily harm means bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious bodily 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. Wisconsin Statutes § 939.22(14).
Reckless causation of bodily harm:
Whoever recklessly causes:
great bodily harm to a child is guilty of a Class E felony.Wisconsin Statutes 948.03
bodily harm to a child is guilty of a Class I felony.
bodily harm to a child by conduct which creates a high probability of great bodily harm is guilty of a Class H felony.
* Recklessly means conduct which creates a situation of unreasonable risk of harm to and demonstrates a conscious disregard for the safety of the child.
Neglecting a Child:
Whoever is responsible for a child’s welfare who, through his or her actions or failure to take action, intentionally contributes to the neglect of the child. Child neglect is a Class A Misdemeanor, unless:
bodily harm is a consequence, then it is a Class H felony.
great bodily harm is a consequence, then it is a Class F felony.
death is a consequence, then it is a Class D felony.
* A person responsible for the child’s welfare contributes to the neglect of the child although the child does not actually become neglected if the natural and probable consequences of the person’s actions or failure to take action would be to cause the child to become neglected.Wisconsin Statutes 948.21
* A child is neglected when the person responsible for the child’s welfare fails for reasons other than poverty to provide necessary care, food, clothing, medical or dental care, or shelter so as to seriously endanger the physical health of the child. Wisconsin JI-Criminal 2150 Note 5.
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