Stalking Charge in Wisconsin
Like any criminal charge, stalking is treated very seriously under Wisconsin criminal law and should be handled carefully by an experienced defense lawyer.
According to Wisconsin law, to be found guilty of stalking, the state must prove:
- You intentionally engaged in a course of conduct directed at another OR
- Your course of conduct would have caused a reasonable person to suffer emotional distress, or to fear bodily injury or death to themselves or a member of their family or household OR
- Your acts caused another to suffer serious emotional distress or induced fear in another of bodily injury or death to themselves or a member of their family or household OR
- You knew or should have known that at least one of the acts constituting your course of conduct would cause another to suffer serious emotional distress or place the person in reasonable fear of bodily injury or death to themselves or their family or household members
Penalties for a Stalking Charge in Wisconsin
In Wisconsin, stalking is a misdemeanor crime and holds with it a minimum penalty of 3 years and 6 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
There are a number of legal strategies our criminal defense attorneys can use to beat a stalking charge. We can challenge whether the statute is applicable and whether or not serious emotional distress was caused. If the evidence against you isn’t very strong, we will try to get the case dismissed. We also may be able to negotiate with the prosecutor for a lesser charge.
Choose an Attorney Who Will Aggressively Fight for Your Rights!
If you have been accused of stalking, you are in need of a criminal defense attorney to lay out your options and zealously fight for your rights. For a no obligation consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys at Doar, Drill & Skow, call 877-362-7529 toll free or contact us online. Located in New Richmond, we serve clients throughout western Wisconsin.