Wisconsin Statutes 947.013 – Harassment
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Attorney's NoteUnder the Wisconsin Statutes, punishments for crimes depend on the classification. In the case of this section:
|Class H felony||up to 6 years||up to $10,000|
|Class I felony||up to 3 years 6 months||up to $10,000|
|Class A misdemeanor||up to 9 months||up to $10,000|
Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 947.013
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- 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
- Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
- Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
(1) In this section:
(a) “Course of conduct” means a pattern of conduct composed of a series of acts over a period of time, however short, evidencing a continuity of purpose.
(b) “Credible threat” means a threat made with the intent and apparent ability to carry out the threat.
(c) “Personally identifiable information” has the meaning given in s. 19.62 (5).
(d) “Record” has the meaning given in s. 19.32 (2).
(1m) Whoever, with intent to harass or intimidate another person, does any of the following is subject to a Class B forfeiture:
(a) Strikes, shoves, kicks or otherwise subjects the person to physical contact or attempts or threatens to do the same.
(b) Engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits acts which harass or intimidate the person and which serve no legitimate purpose.
(1r) Whoever violates sub. (1m) under all of the following circumstances is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor:
(a) The act is accompanied by a credible threat that places the victim in reasonable fear of death or great bodily harm.
(b) The act occurs while the actor is subject to an order or injunction under s. 813.12, 813.122 or 813.125 that prohibits or limits his or her contact with the victim.
(1t) Whoever violates sub. (1r) is guilty of a Class I felony if the person has a prior conviction under this subsection or sub. (1r), (1v), or (1x) or s. 940.32 (2), (2e), (2m), or (3) involving the same victim and the present violation occurs within 7 years of the prior conviction.
(1v) Whoever violates sub. (1r) is guilty of a Class H felony if he or she intentionally gains access to a record in electronic format that contains personally identifiable information regarding the victim in order to facilitate the violation under sub. (1r).
(1x) Whoever violates sub. (1r) under all of the following circumstances is guilty of a Class H felony:
(a) The person has a prior conviction under sub. (1r), (1t) or (1v) or this subsection or s. 940.32 (2), (2e), (2m), or (3).
(b) The person intentionally gains access to a record in order to facilitate the current violation under sub. (1r).
(2) This section does not prohibit any person from participating in lawful conduct in labor disputes under s. 103.53.