Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 940.201

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Following: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next following that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
   (1)    In this section:
      (a)    “Family member” means a spouse, child, stepchild, foster child, parent, sibling, or grandchild.
      (b)    “Witness” has the meaning given in s. 940.41 (3).
   (2)   Whoever does any of the following is guilty of a Class H felony:
      (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.
      (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.