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940.09(3) (3) An officer who makes an arrest for a violation of this section shall make a report as required under s. 23.33 (4t), 30.686, 346.635 or 350.106.
940.09 Note NOTE: For legislative intent see chapter 20, laws of 1981, section 2051 (13).
940.09 Annotation See note to art. I, sec. 11, citing State v. Jenkins, 80 W (2d) 426, 259 NW (2d) 109.
940.09 Annotation See note to art. I, sec. 11, citing State v. Bentley, 92 W (2d) 860, 286 NW (2d) 153 (Ct. App. 1979).
940.09 Annotation See note to art. I, sec. 8, citing State v. Rabe, 96 W (2d) 48, 291 NW (2d) 809 (1980).
940.09 Annotation Because driving while intoxicated is inherently dangerous, state need not prove causal connection between driver's intoxication and victim's death. Sub. (2) does not violate right against self-incrimination. State v. Caibaiosai, 122 W (2d) 587, 363 NW (2d) 574 (1985).
940.09 Annotation Where state impounded vehicle but released it to scrap dealer before defendant's expert could examine it, charge was properly dismissed for destruction of exculpatory evidence. State v. Hahn, 132 W (2d) 351, 392 NW (2d) 464 (Ct. App. 1986).
940.09 Annotation A vehicle under this section is defined in s. 939.44 (2) and includes a tractor. State v. Sohn, 193 W (2d) 346, 535 NW (2d) 1 (Ct. App. 1995).
940.09 Annotation Sub. (2) does not violate the constitutional guarantee of equal protection. State v. Lohmeier, 196 W (2d) 432, 538 NW (2d) 821 (Ct. App. 1995).
940.09 Annotation The defense under sub. (2) does not require an intervening cause; a victim's conduct can be the basis of the defense. The s. 939.14 rule that contributory negligence is not a defense to a crime does not prevent considering the victim's negligence in relation to causation. State v. Lohmeier, 205 W (2d) 182, 556 NW (2d) 90 (1996).
940.09 Annotation Second degree reckless homicide is not a lesser included offense of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. State v. Lechner, 217 W (2d) 392, 576 NW (2d) 912 (1998).
940.09 Annotation This statute doesn't violate due process. Caibaiosai v. Barrington, 643 F Supp. 1007 (W. D. Wis. 1986).
940.09 Annotation Homicide By Intoxicated Use Statute. Sines. Wis. Law. April, 1995.
940.10 940.10 Homicide by negligent operation of vehicle.
940.10(1)(1) Whoever causes the death of another human being by the negligent operation or handling of a vehicle is guilty of a Class E felony.
940.10(2) (2) Whoever causes the death of an unborn child by the negligent operation or handling of a vehicle is guilty of a Class E felony.
940.10 History History: 1987 a. 399; 1997 a. 295.
940.10 Note Judicial Council Note, 1988 Homicide by negligent operation of vehicle is analogous to prior s. 940.08. The mental element is criminal negligence as defined in s. 939.25. [Bill 191-S]
940.10 Annotation Motorist was properly convicted under this section for running red light at 50 m.p.h., even though speed limit was 55 m.p.h. State v. Cooper, 117 W (2d) 30, 344 NW (2d) 194 (Ct. App. 1983).
940.10 Annotation The definition of criminal negligence as applied to homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle is not unconstitutionally vague. State v. Barman, 183 W (2d) 180, 515 NW (2d) 493 (Ct. App. 1994).
940.10 Annotation A corporation may be subject to criminal liability under this section. State v. Knutson, Inc. 196 W (2d) 86, 537 NW (2d) 420 (Ct. App. 1995).
940.11 940.11 Mutilating or hiding a corpse.
940.11(1) (1) Whoever mutilates, disfigures or dismembers a corpse, with intent to conceal a crime or avoid apprehension, prosecution or conviction for a crime, is guilty of a Class C felony.
940.11(2) (2) Whoever hides or buries a corpse, with intent to conceal a crime or avoid apprehension, prosecution or conviction for a crime, is guilty of a Class D felony.
940.11(3) (3) A person may not be subject to prosecution under both this section and s. 946.47 for his or her acts regarding the same corpse.
940.11 History History: 1991 a. 205.
940.12 940.12 Assisting suicide. Whoever with intent that another take his or her own life assists such person to commit suicide is guilty of a Class D felony.
940.12 History History: 1977 c. 173.
940.13 940.13 Abortion exception. No fine or imprisonment may be imposed or enforced against and no prosecution may be brought against a woman who obtains an abortion or otherwise violates any provision of any abortion statute with respect to her unborn child or fetus, and s. 939.05, 939.30 or 939.31 does not apply to a woman who obtains an abortion or otherwise violates any provision of any abortion statute with respect to her unborn child or fetus.
940.13 History History: 1985 a. 56.
940.15 940.15 Abortion.
940.15(1)(1) In this section, "viability" means that stage of fetal development when, in the medical judgment of the attending physician based on the particular facts of the case before him or her, there is a reasonable likelihood of sustained survival of the fetus outside the womb, with or without artificial support.
940.15(2) (2) Whoever intentionally performs an abortion after the fetus or unborn child reaches viability, as determined by reasonable medical judgment of the woman's attending physician, is guilty of a Class E felony.
940.15(3) (3)Subsection (2) does not apply if the abortion is necessary to preserve the life or health of the woman, as determined by reasonable medical judgment of the woman's attending physician.
940.15(4) (4) Any abortion performed under sub. (3) after viability of the fetus or unborn child, as determined by reasonable medical judgment of the woman's attending physician, shall be performed in a hospital on an inpatient basis.
940.15(5) (5) Whoever intentionally performs an abortion and who is not a physician is guilty of a Class E felony.
940.15(6) (6) Any physician who intentionally performs an abortion under sub. (3) shall use that method of abortion which, of those he or she knows to be available, is in his or her medical judgment most likely to preserve the life and health of the fetus or unborn child. Nothing in this subsection requires a physician performing an abortion to employ a method of abortion which, in his or her medical judgment based on the particular facts of the case before him or her, would increase the risk to the woman. Any physician violating this subsection is guilty of a Class E felony.
940.15(7) (7)Subsections (2) to (6) and s. 939.05, 939.30 or 939.31 do not apply to a woman who obtains an abortion that is in violation of this section or otherwise violates this section with respect to her unborn child or fetus.
940.15 History History: 1985 a. 56.
940.16 940.16 Partial-birth abortion.
940.16(1) (1) In this section:
940.16(1)(a) (a) "Child" means a human being from the time of fertilization until it is completely delivered from a pregnant woman.
940.16(1)(b) (b) "Partial-birth abortion" means an abortion in which a person partially vaginally delivers a living child, causes the death of the partially delivered child with the intent to kill the child, and then completes the delivery of the child.
940.16(2) (2) Except as provided in sub. (3), whoever intentionally performs a partial-birth abortion is guilty of a Class A felony.
940.16(3) (3)Subsection (2) does not apply if the partial-birth abortion is necessary to save the life of a woman whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, physical illness or physical injury, including a life-endangering physical disorder, physical illness or physical injury caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, and if no other medical procedure would suffice for that purpose.
940.16 History History: 1997 a. 219.
BODILY SECURITY.
940.19 940.19 Battery; substantial battery; aggravated battery.
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 E felony.
940.19(3) (3) Whoever causes substantial bodily harm to another by an act done with intent to cause substantial bodily harm to that person or another is guilty of a Class D 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 D felony.
940.19(5) (5) Whoever causes great bodily harm to another by an act done with intent to cause either substantial bodily harm or great bodily harm to that person or another is guilty of a Class C 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 D 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 History History: 1977 c. 173; 1979 c. 111, 113; 1987 a. 399; 1993 a. 441, 483.
940.19 Annotation Under "elements only" test, offenses under subsections that require proof of nonconsent are not lesser included offenses of offenses under subsections where proof of nonconsent is not required. State v. Richards, 123 W (2d) 1, 365 NW (2d) 7 (1985).
940.19 Annotation "Physical disability" under (former) sub. (3) (now sub. (6)) discussed. State v. Crowley, 143 W (2d) 324, 422 NW (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 W (2d) 405, 518 NW (2d) 257 (Ct. App. 1994).
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 E felony.
940.195(3) (3) Whoever causes substantial bodily harm to an unborn child by an act done with intent to cause substantial bodily harm to that unborn child, to the woman who is pregnant with that unborn child or another is guilty of a Class D 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 D felony.
940.195(5) (5) Whoever causes great bodily harm to an unborn child by an act done with intent to cause either substantial bodily harm or great bodily harm to that unborn child, to the woman who is pregnant with that unborn child or another is guilty of a Class C 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 D felony.
940.195 History History: 1997 a. 295.
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 to an officer, employe, visitor or another inmate of such prison or institution, without his or her consent, is guilty of a Class D 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 E 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 E felony.
940.20(2) (2)Battery to law enforcement officers and fire fighters. 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), acting in an official capacity and the person knows or has reason to know that the victim is a law enforcement officer or fire fighter, by an act done without the consent of the person so injured, is guilty of a Class D 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 D 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 D 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 E felony.
940.20(5) (5)Battery to technical college district or school district officers and employes.
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 employe 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 employe, without the consent of the person so injured, is guilty of a Class E 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.
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