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Elements of Common Wisconsin Crimes

To prove a specific crime occurred, the State of Wisconsin must prove all “elements of the crime” beyond a reasonable doubt. For instance, to prove a Carrying a Concealed Weapon offense, the State must show three elements: 1. The defendant went armed with a dangerous weapon; 2. The defendant was aware of the presence of the weapon; 3. The weapon was concealed.

Each crime has different elements. Below is a link to a PDF that lists the elements for the most common criminal offense charged in Wisconsin.

Common Wisconsin Crimes Elements Sheet

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