Laser Pointer Crime

You think you are real funny with that laser pointer don’t you? Well chum, watch where you point that thing or you could end up with some jail time and a decent fine.

Wisconsin state statute

941.299 Restrictions on the use of laser pointers.

(2) No person may do any of the following:
(a) Intentionally direct a beam of light from a laser pointer at any part of the body of a correctional officer, law enforcement officer, or commission warden without the officer’s consent, if the person knows or has reason to know that the victim is a correc- tional officer, law enforcement officer, or commission warden who is acting in an official capacity.
(b) Intentionally and for no legitimate purpose direct a beam of light from a laser pointer at any part of the body of any human being.
(c) Intentionally direct a beam of light from a laser pointer in a manner that could reasonably be expected to alarm, intimidate, threaten or terrify another person.
(d) Intentionally direct a beam of light from a laser pointer in a manner that, under the circumstances, tends to disrupt any public or private event or create or provoke a disturbance.
(3) (a) Whoever violates sub. (2) (a) is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.

In case you were wondering, a Class B misdemeanor may include a fine up to $1,000, or imprisonment for up to 90 days, or both; however, for a repeat offender, the term of imprisonment could increase to up to 2 years.

link: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/statutes/Stat0941.pdf

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