Felony murder is murder committed during the attempt or commission of a felony. Wisconsin Felony Murder Rule Under common law, the felony murder rule doctrine provides that a murder committed during the commission or the attempt of another felony is subject to the most severe penalties. Some states have applied the felony murder rule to any felony, while other states have applied it to only certain dangerous felony crimes. Wisconsin uses the dangerous felony application of the felony murder rule, which provides that the felony must have been a dangerous felony or a felony committed in a dangerous manner in order for the felony murder rule to apply. Dangerous felonies included those crimes which cause grave or serious bodily injury or have the propensity to cause such harm, and felonies committed in a dangerous manner including any felony committed or attempted with the use of a dangerous weapon. A dangerous weapon is a gun or any other article that can be used to cause serious bodily harm or death even if the article is not usually used to cause such harm. Under Wisconsin law, the felony murder rule applies to any murder committed during the commission or attempt of a dangerous felony crime. The dangerous felony crimes enumerated by Wisconsin Statute 940.03 are: Battery, Sexual Assault, Kidnapping, Arson, Burglary, Auto Theft by Force, or any crime committed with explosives, by arson, or by the use of a dangerous weapon. Homicide Penalty Enhancements If a person is convicted of felony murder, the penalty imposed will include an enhancement - an additional 15 years imprisonment added to the maximum term of imprisonment. The purpose of the felony murder rule is to provide a statutory means of imposing additional more severe penalties upon a person who commits a homicide during the commission or attempt of a dangerous felony, thus it is an attempt by the legislature to reduce the commission of dangerous felonies or to reduce the number of felonies committed in a dangerous manner. Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Attorney Tracey Wood won an outright acquittal in a case that made the national headlines a few years ago, when her client was cleared of any wrongdoing in a wide-ranging and emboldened conspiracy scheme that actually stole missile launchers and military tanks from the Ft. McCoy military base in northern Wisconsin. All but one other defendant in that case went to federal prison for years. In addition to the solid and successful trial history of Attorney Tracey Wood, she regularly wins appeals in the state and federal courts. Attorney Wood has also won several appeals - three is just the past year. Those appeals were remarkable because they set precedence paving the way for new defense strategies. Attorney Wood has long been at the forefront of legal strategies, and won many appellate cases. Not Guilty Verdicts Many criminal defense lawyers never experience the thrill of an outright acquittal in their career, and yet Tracey Wood & Associates lawyers have won several for their clients. Their record clearly reflects their hard work, their intelligent and professional approach to their cases, and their skill in developing a strategy that fits an individual client’s case, while drawing upon their knowledge, experience and skill from past cases. Free but professional "first-impression" analysis If you are under investigation or have been arrested for any crime, or if you have already been convicted of a crime and believe your conviction to be wrong or your sentence too harsh, please call (608) 350-1004 or email the Attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates right away. An Attorney at Tracey Wood & Associates will provide you with a brief but professional free "first-impression" analysis of your appeal based on the facts that you are able to convey. You can also submit your case online or email the attorneys.
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