Wisconsin’s stalking laws are designed to protect the alleged victim. For this reason, if you are accused of stalking you may feel like no one is on your side. It might seem that everyone has already judged you. I know what you are up against and I can help.Charged with a crime in Wisconsin? Please call (888) 828-6041.
Stalking cases are complicated and wrought with emotion. More than likely you know the alleged victim and may be dealing with feelings of anger and betrayal as well as the stress of facing criminal charges. I understand that things aren’t always what they seem and am interested in your side of story.
I have handled cases like this before. I know what goes on in the courtroom when someone is facing harassment or stalking charge. I also know that this is a time when you need experience and knowledge on your side.
As your attorney I am only there to help you get the best outcome possible, not to judge you.
When facing serious criminal penalties, it is important to feel confident in your choice of attorneys. I know that when given the opportunity, I can work to ensure you get the best possible outcome on your day in court.
Wisconsin Stalking Laws
Stalking is a complex law. In order to be found guilty of stalking, the prosecution must prove that you:
- Intentionally engaged in a course of conduct towards someone that would cause them to suffer serious emotional stress or fear for their bodily safety or death of themselves or a family member,
- Know or should know that the acts you committed will cause the person distress or fear, and
- The acts actually cause serious distress or fear of bodily injury or death of the alleged victim or a family member.
Penalties for Stalking in Wisconsin
In most cases, stalking is a Class I felony punishable by up to 3 ½ years in prison and fines reaching $10,000.
However, there are circumstances which warrant stalking to be charged as a Class H or even a Class F felony. This means that, dependant on the circumstances of your case, you could be facing up to 12 ½ years in prison and fines of up to $25,000 for a stalking offense.
Ref: Wisconsin Statute 940.32
Things like your criminal history, the age of the alleged victim, the use of a weapon, and the outcome of the stalking all affect the seriousness of the charges.
Get a Criminal Case Evaluation on Wisconsin Stalking Charges
The only way to know for certain what kind of sentence you may be facing is to consult with an experienced Wisconsin defense attorney like myself as soon as possible. When facing charges as serious as these, time is of the essence. Call me today to discuss your case and together we can formulate a plan to ensure that your rights and best interests are being looked after at every stage of the court process.