USING A DRONE TO COMMIT A CRIME
ASSEMBLY BILL 671 (JANUARY 11, 2016)
SENATE BILL 497 (JANAURY 5, 2016) HTTPS://DOCS.LEGIS.WISCONSIN.GOV/2015/PROPOSALS/SB497
This bill creates a penalty enhancer for a crime if the offender uses a drone to commit the crime. Under the bill, if a person uses a drone to commit a violation of the criminal code or commits a criminal offense related to a controlled substance, the person is subject to an increased penalty for the underlying crime. Under the bill, if the underlying offense is a misdemeanor but not a Class A misdemeanor, the person is subject to a maximum fine of $10,000, and a maximum term of imprisonment of one year in the county jail.
If the underlying crime is a Class A misdemeanor, the person who uses a drone to commit that crime is guilty of a felony and subject to a $10,000 fine and up to two years in prison. If the underlying crime is a felony, the maximum fine for the crime is increased by up to $5,000 and the maximum term of imprisonment for the crime is increased by up to five years.