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  1. Battery - 940.19
    1. Battery: Battery in Wisconsin is defined as causing bodily harm to another by an act done with intent to cause bodily harm to another without the consent of that person. Wis. Stat. 940.19(1)
      1. Class A misdemeanor: generally, committing battery is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by no more than 180 days jail.
    2. Felony Battery: A battery that results in more serious harm is considered a felony.
      1. Substantial bodily harm (Class I felony): if the battery cause substantial bodily harm to another, it is a Class I felony, punishable by 3 years 6 months prison. Wis. Stat. 940.19(2)
      2. Great bodily harm, harm not intended (Class H felony): if the battery caused great bodily harm to another, but the harm was not intended, it is a Class H felony, punishable by 6 years prison. Wis. Stat. 940.19(4)
      3. Great bodily harm, harm intended (Class E felony): causing great bodily harm to another with the intent to cause great bodily harm is a Class E felony, punishable by 15 years prison. Wis. Stat. 940.19(5)
      4. Creating substantial risk of great bodily harm, leading to bodily harm is a Class H felony. Wis. Stat. 940.19(6)

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