Tampering with a household product is a Class I felony, which carries a penalty of up to a $10,000 fine, up to 3.5 years in prison or both. The specific tampering penalty depends upon how harmful the tampering is to another person, which could result in a Class C felony if someone dies from the tampering.
Tampering With Household Products Per Wisconsin Statute 941.297
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Overview of Wisconsin Statute 941.327: Tampering With Household Products
Per the statute, a “household product” is any food, drug, device or cosmetic or anything else produced and distributed or sold for consumption by humans for purposes of personal care or in the maintenance of a household.
Under the law, tampering with a household product to taint it or to render the labeling false or misleading with the intent to kill, injure or endanger health or safety of a person or to cause harm to a business is a Class I felony. If the tampering causes great bodily harm to another, it becomes a Class F felony. Additionally, anyone who knowingly conveys false information about a tampering or attempted tampering is guilty of a Class I felony.
In Wisconsin, how long does a tampering with household products charge stay on your record?
Tampering with household products could not only mean a 3.5 year prison sentence, but a lifelong felony conviction on your Wisconsin record. Even felony charges are extremely difficult to get removed from a record.