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Legal Statutes: Wisconsin

UPDATED August 7, 2017

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Subchapter II. Bodily Security

back to top940.19. Battery; substantial battery; aggravated battery

(1) Whoever causes bodily harm to another by an act done with intent to cause bodily harm to that person or another without the consent of the person so harmed is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

(2) Whoever causes substantial bodily harm to another by an act done with intent to cause bodily harm to that person or another is guilty of a Class I felony.

(4) Whoever causes great bodily harm to another by an act done with intent to cause bodily harm to that person or another is guilty of a Class H felony.

(5) Whoever causes great bodily harm to another by an act done with intent to cause great bodily harm to that person or another is guilty of a Class E felony.

(6) Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm to another by conduct that creates a substantial risk of great bodily harm is guilty of a Class H felony. A rebuttable presumption of conduct creating a substantial risk of great bodily harm arises:

(a) If the person harmed is 62 years of age or older; or

(b) If the person harmed has a physical disability, whether congenital or acquired by accident, injury or disease, that is discernible by an ordinary person viewing the physically disabled person, or that is actually known by the actor.

L.1955, c. 696, § 1. St.1955, § 940.22 .L.1961, c. 48.L.1975, c. 154, eff. Jan. 17, 1976. St.1975, § 940.22 .L.1977, c. 173, § 13, eff. June 1, 1978. L.1979, c. 111, § 11, eff. March 1, 1980.L.1979, c. 113, § 1, eff. March 1, 1980.1987 Act 399, § 4, eff. Jan. 1, 1989. 1993 Act 441, § 4, eff. May 10, 1994 . 1993 Act 483, § 4, eff. June 11, 1994 . 2001 Act 109, §§ 605 to 609, eff. Feb. 1, 2003 .