940.19(1)(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.
940.19(2) (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.
940.19(4) (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.
940.19(5) (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.
940.19(6) (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:
940.19(6)(a) (a) If the person harmed is 62 years of age or older; or
940.19(6)(b) (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.
940.19 Annotation Under the "elements only" test, offenses under subsections that require proof of nonconsent are not lesser included offenses of offenses under subsections for which proof of nonconsent is not required. State v. Richards, 123 Wis. 2d 1, 365 N.W.2d 7 (1985).
940.19 Annotation "Physical disability" is discussed. State v. Crowley, 143 Wis. 2d 324, 422 N.W.2d 847 (1988).
940.19 Annotation First-degree reckless injury, s. 940.23 (1), is not a lesser included offense of aggravated battery. State v. Eastman, 185 Wis. 2d 405, 518 N.W.2d 257 (Ct. App. 1994).
940.19 Annotation The act of throwing urine that strikes another and causes pain constitutes a battery. State v. Higgs, 230 Wis. 2d 1, 601 N.W.2d 653 (Ct. App. 1999), 98-1811.
940.19 Annotation Section 941.20 (1), 1st-degree recklessly endangering safety, is not a lesser included offense of sub. (5), aggravated battery. State v. Dibble, 2002 WI App 219, 257 Wis. 2d. 274, 650 N.W.2d 908, 02-0538.
940.195 940.195 Battery to an unborn child; substantial battery to an unborn child; aggravated battery to an unborn child.
940.195(1)(1) Whoever causes bodily harm to an unborn child by an act done with intent to cause bodily harm to that unborn child, to the woman who is pregnant with that unborn child or another is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
940.195(2) (2) Whoever causes substantial bodily harm to an unborn child by an act done with intent to cause bodily harm to that unborn child, to the woman who is pregnant with that unborn child or another is guilty of a Class I felony.
940.195(4) (4) Whoever causes great bodily harm to an unborn child by an act done with intent to cause bodily harm to that unborn child, to the woman who is pregnant with that unborn child or another is guilty of a Class H felony.
940.195(5) (5) Whoever causes great bodily harm to an unborn child by an act done with intent to cause great bodily harm to that unborn child, to the woman who is pregnant with that unborn child or another is guilty of a Class E felony.
940.195(6) (6) Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm to an unborn child by conduct that creates a substantial risk of great bodily harm is guilty of a Class H felony.
940.195 History History: 1997 a. 295; 2001 a. 109.
940.20 940.20 Battery: special circumstances.
940.20(1) (1) Battery by prisoners. Any prisoner confined to a state prison or other state, county, or municipal detention facility who intentionally causes bodily harm or a soft tissue injury, as defined in s. 946.41 (2) (c), to an officer, employee, visitor, or another inmate of such prison or institution, without his or her consent, is guilty of a Class H felony.
940.20(1g) (1g)Battery by certain committed persons. Any person placed in a facility under s. 980.065 and who intentionally causes bodily harm to an officer, employee, agent, visitor, or other resident of the facility, without his or her consent, is guilty of a Class H felony.
940.20(1m) (1m)Battery by persons subject to certain injunctions.
940.20(1m)(a)(a) Any person who is subject to an injunction under s. 813.12 or a tribal injunction filed under s. 806.247 (3) and who intentionally causes bodily harm to the petitioner who sought the injunction by an act done without the consent of the petitioner is guilty of a Class I felony.
940.20(1m)(b) (b) Any person who is subject to an injunction under s. 813.125 and who intentionally causes bodily harm to the petitioner who sought the injunction by an act done without the consent of the petitioner is guilty of a Class I felony.
940.20(2) (2)Battery to law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and commission wardens. Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm to a law enforcement officer or fire fighter, as those terms are defined in s. 102.475 (8) (b) and (c), or to a commission warden, acting in an official capacity and the person knows or has reason to know that the victim is a law enforcement officer, fire fighter, or commission warden, by an act done without the consent of the person so injured, is guilty of a Class H felony.
940.20(2m) (2m)Battery to probation, extended supervision and parole agents and aftercare agents.
940.20(2m)(a)(a) In this subsection:
940.20(2m)(a)1. 1. "Aftercare agent" means any person authorized by the department of corrections to exercise control over a juvenile on aftercare.
940.20(2m)(a)2. 2. "Probation, extended supervision and parole agent" means any person authorized by the department of corrections to exercise control over a probationer, parolee or person on extended supervision.
940.20(2m)(b) (b) Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm to a probation, extended supervision and parole agent or an aftercare agent, acting in an official capacity and the person knows or has reason to know that the victim is a probation, extended supervision and parole agent or an aftercare agent, by an act done without the consent of the person so injured, is guilty of a Class H felony.
940.20(3) (3)Battery to jurors. Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm to a person who he or she knows or has reason to know is or was a grand or petit juror, and by reason of any verdict or indictment assented to by the person, without the consent of the person injured, is guilty of a Class H felony.
940.20(4) (4)Battery to public officers. Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm to a public officer in order to influence the action of such officer or as a result of any action taken within an official capacity, without the consent of the person injured, is guilty of a Class I felony.
940.20(5) (5)Battery to technical college district or school district officers and employees.
940.20(5)(a)(a) In this subsection:
940.20(5)(a)1. 1. "School district" has the meaning given in s. 115.01 (3).
940.20(5)(a)2. 2. "Technical college district" means a district established under ch. 38.
940.20(5)(b) (b) Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm to a technical college district or school district officer or employee acting in that capacity, and the person knows or has reason to know that the victim is a technical college district or school district officer or employee, without the consent of the person so injured, is guilty of a Class I felony.
940.20(6) (6)Battery to public transit vehicle operator, driver or passenger.
940.20(6)(a)(a) In this subsection, "public transit vehicle" means any vehicle used for providing transportation service to the general public.
940.20(6)(b) (b) Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm to another under any of the following circumstances is guilty of a Class I felony:
940.20(6)(b)1. 1. The harm occurs while the victim is an operator, a driver or a passenger of, in or on a public transit vehicle.
940.20(6)(b)2. 2. The harm occurs after the offender forces or directs the victim to leave a public transit vehicle.
940.20(6)(b)3. 3. The harm occurs as the offender prevents, or attempts to prevent, the victim from gaining lawful access to a public transit vehicle.
940.20(7) (7)Battery to emergency medical care providers.
940.20(7)(a)(a) In this subsection:
940.20(7)(a)1e. 1e. "Ambulance" has the meaning given in s. 256.01 (1).
940.20(7)(a)1g. 1g. "Emergency department" means a room or area in a hospital, as defined in s. 50.33 (2), that is primarily used to provide emergency care, diagnosis or radiological treatment.
940.20(7)(a)2. 2. "Emergency department worker" means any of the following:
940.20(7)(a)2.a. a. An employee of a hospital who works in an emergency department.
940.20(7)(a)2.b. b. A health care provider, whether or not employed by a hospital, who works in an emergency department.
940.20(7)(a)2g. 2g. "Emergency medical technician" has the meaning given in s. 256.01 (5).
940.20(7)(a)2m. 2m. "First responder" has the meaning given in s. 256.01 (9).
940.20(7)(a)3. 3. "Health care provider" means any person who is licensed, registered, permitted or certified by the department of health services or the department of safety and professional services to provide health care services in this state.
940.20(7)(b) (b) Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm to an emergency department worker, an emergency medical technician, a first responder or an ambulance driver who is acting in an official capacity and who the person knows or has reason to know is an emergency department worker, an emergency medical technician, a first responder or an ambulance driver, by an act done without the consent of the person so injured, is guilty of a Class H felony.
940.20 Annotation Resisting or obstructing an officer, s. 946.41, is not a lesser-included offense of battery to a peace officer. State v. Zdiarstek, 53 Wis. 2d 776, 193 N.W.2d 833 (1972).
940.20 Annotation A county deputy sheriff was not acting in an official capacity under s. 940.205 [now s. 940.20 (2)] when making an arrest outside of his county of employment. State v. Barrett, 96 Wis. 2d 174, 291 N.W.2d 498 (1980).
940.20 Annotation A prisoner is "confined to a state prison" under sub. (1) when kept under guard at a hospital for treatment. State v. Cummings, 153 Wis. 2d 603, 451 N.W.2d 463 (Ct. App. 1989).
940.20 Annotation A defendant's commitment to a mental institution upon a finding of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect rendered him a "prisoner" under sub. (1). State v. Skamfer, 176 Wis. 2d 304, N.W.2d (Ct. App. 1993).
940.20 Annotation There is no requirement under sub. (2) that the officer/victim be acting lawfully when he or she is hit by a defendant. When an officer was assaulted when doing something within the scope of what the officer was employed to do, the lawfulness of the officer's presence in the house where the defendant hit him was not material to a violation of sub. (2). State v. Haywood, 2009 WI App 178, 322 Wis. 2d 691, 777 N.W.2d 921, 09-0030.
940.201 940.201 Battery or threat to witnesses.
940.201(1) (1) In this section:
940.201(1)(a) (a) "Family member" means a spouse, child, stepchild, foster child, parent, sibling, or grandchild.
940.201(1)(b) (b) "Witness" has the meaning given in s. 940.41 (3).
940.201(2) (2) Whoever does any of the following is guilty of a Class H felony:
940.201(2)(a) (a) Intentionally causes bodily harm or threatens to cause bodily harm to a person who he or she knows or has reason to know is or was a witness by reason of the person having attended or testified as a witness and without the consent of the person harmed or threatened.
940.201(2)(b) (b) Intentionally causes bodily harm or threatens to cause bodily harm to a person who he or she knows or has reason to know is a family member of a witness or a person sharing a common domicile with a witness by reason of the witness having attended or testified as a witness and without the consent of the person harmed or threatened.
940.201 History History: 1997 a. 143; 2001 a. 109; 2009 a. 28.
940.201 Annotation Battery to a prospective witness is prohibited by s. 940.206 [now s. 940.201]. McLeod v. State, 85 Wis. 2d 787, 271 N.W.2d 157 (Ct. App. 1978).
940.203 940.203 Battery or threat to judge.
940.203(1) (1) In this section:
940.203(1)(a) (a) "Family member" means a parent, spouse, sibling, child, stepchild, or foster child.
940.203(1)(b) (b) "Judge" means a supreme court justice, court of appeals judge, circuit court judge, municipal judge, temporary or permanent reserve, judge or circuit, supplemental, or municipal court commissioner.
940.203(2) (2) Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm or threatens to cause bodily harm to the person or family member of any judge under all of the following circumstances is guilty of a Class H felony:
940.203(2)(a) (a) At the time of the act or threat, the actor knows or should have known that the victim is a judge or a member of his or her family.
940.203(2)(b) (b) The judge is acting in an official capacity at the time of the act or threat or the act or threat is in response to any action taken in an official capacity.
940.203(2)(c) (c) There is no consent by the person harmed or threatened.
940.203 History History: 1993 a. 50, 446; 2001 a. 61, 109; 2009 a. 28.
940.203 Annotation Only a "true threat" is punishable under this section. A true threat is a statement that a speaker would reasonably foresee that a listener would reasonably interpret as a serious expression of a purpose to inflict harm, as distinguished from hyperbole, jest, innocuous talk, expressions of political views, or other similarly protected speech. It is not necessary that the speaker have the ability to carry out the threat. Jury instructions must contain a clear definition of a true threat. State v. Perkins, 2001 WI 46, 243 Wis. 2d 141, 626 N.W.2d 762, 99-1924.
940.205 940.205 Battery or threat to department of revenue employee.
940.205(1)(1) In this section, "family member" means a parent, spouse, sibling, child, stepchild, or foster child.
940.205(2) (2) Whoever intentionally causes bodily harm or threatens to cause bodily harm to the person or family member of any department of revenue official, employee or agent under all of the following circumstances is guilty of a Class H felony:
940.205(2)(a) (a) At the time of the act or threat, the actor knows or should have known that the victim is a department of revenue official, employee or agent or a member of his or her family.
940.205(2)(b) (b) The official, employee or agent is acting in an official capacity at the time of the act or threat or the act or threat is in response to any action taken in an official capacity.
940.205(2)(c) (c) There is no consent by the person harmed or threatened.
940.205 History History: 1985 a. 29; 1993 a. 446; 2001 a. 109; 2009 a. 28.
940.207 940.207 Battery or threat to department of safety and professional services or department of workforce development employee.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)