During someone's sentencing for a felony conviction, the court could prohibit the person being sentenced from contacting victim or witness for a specified period. If the conviction in question is a felony, then the penalty for violating that victim-witness contact restriction is also a felony, specifically a Class H felony in Wisconsin.
Victim Witness Or Actor Contact Per Wisconsin Statute 941.39
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941.39 Victim, Witness, Or Co−Actor Contact
Whoever intentionally violates a court order issued under s. 973.049 (2) is guilty of one of the following:
(1) If the court order results from a conviction for a felony, a Class H felony.
(2) If the court order results from a conviction for a misdemeanor, a Class A misdemeanor.
History: 2005 a. 32; 2011 a. 267.
In Wisconsin, how long does a victim witness contact violation charge stay on your record?
The Class H felony for violating a victim-witness contact restriction could result in a $10,000 fine and a permanent listing of the conviction on your Wisconsin record.