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Felonies in Wisconsin

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If you are facing charges for a felony, your first priority should be to enlist the services of a skilled criminal defense lawyer in Milwaukee. A felony is a serious crime and should not be taken lightly, as the consequences for being found guilty can be both severe and permanent. With your freedom and reputation on the line, it is never too early to get legal support from a licensed attorney. Acting soon can make all the difference.

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Escalating Classification of Felonies

In the State of Wisconsin, felonies are organized into different types of classes, depending on how serious the offense. It can benefit you to fully understand which class of felony you may be facing, and what sort of punishments are associated with it.

Felonies in Wisconsin are classified by the following:

  • Class A: The most serious type of felony. Convictions can be punishable by life in prison and fines of up to $150,000. Examples of a Class A Felony include first degree homicide and murder.
  • Class B: This can be punishable by up to 60 years in prison, life on probation, and up to $30,000 in fines. Class B felonies include conspiracy, manslaughter, and kidnapping.
  • Class C: Class C felonies are punishable by up to 40 years in prison, and can carry fines of up to $100,000. Examples are second degree sexual assault, arson, and robbery.
  • Class D: ­These crimes are punishable by up to 25 years in person and fines of up to $100,000. Examples include child enticement, child solicitation, and vehicular homicide.
  • Class E: Punishable by up to 15 years in prison and fines of up to $50,000. Examples include less-severe forms of theft crimes.
  • Class F: These crimes are punishable by up to 12 years in prison and fines of up to $25,000. Examples include stalking and sexual exploitation.
  • Class G – I: Punishable by 3.5 to 10 years in prison and fines reaching $10,000. Crimes will often include escalated forms of misdemeanors.

Don’t Take Chances with Your Future

An attorney from the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella can provide you with the vital, informed advice that you need during this uncertain time. As so much rests on the outcome of your case, it is imperative that you reach out to our Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

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