If you have been charged with a battery or assault crime, your best first move is to retain a Madison criminal defense attorney. In many of these battery or assault cases, there is the possibility of significant prison time and the potential to affect your future employment and education goals.
Wisconsin prosecutors aggressively pursue these battery and assault cases with a large contingent of detectives and investigators. To counter these resources working against you, it is in your best interests to promptly hire an experienced criminal lawyer. The right attorney might be the difference between freedom and prison.
Wisconsin criminal statutes define battery crimes in the following sections:
There are additional battery crimes defined for special circumstances like battery by prisoners, battery to fire fighters, battery to probation or parole officers, and battery to law enforcement officers. All these special provisions for battery charges, as well as additional charges for other violent crimes, can be found in section 940 of the Wisconsin criminal code.
If you are under investigation or have been charged with a battery or assault crime, don't say anything before consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact Madison criminal defense attorney Robert Nagel to schedule an appointment to confidentially discuss the particulars of your case. Attorney Nagel can help you at this difficult time.