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Sentencing & Penalties for a Class E Felony in Wisconsin

A Class E felony charge against you may be for drug sales, battery, or a hit and run. Whatever the specifics of your case, one thing is certain: Tom Grieve and Grieve Law will give you the best chance of any lawyer in Wisconsin to have your charges dropped or reduced. Call us today and protect your freedom. You are only guilty if you are convicted.™  

What is a Class E Felony in Wisconsin?

Penalties of Class E felonies in WisconsinA Class E felony is punishable by up to 15 years in state prison, a maximum fine of $50,000, or both imprisonment and a fine. Class E felonies in Wisconsin are punishable by double the fines of a Class F felony. (Wis. Stat. § 939.50.)

As with all felonies, Class E violations can never be expunged from your criminal record. Felony convictions can lead to restrictions on your ability to travel, hold some kinds of employment, and vote. Being convicted of a Class E felony will affect your life long after you’ve served the sentence.

Wisconsin has a well-organized system to classify feloniesmisdemeanors, and other violations. Learn more about Wisconsin criminal penalties and defenses and what your charges really mean.

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Types of Class E Felony

There are many types of Class E felonies which Grieve Law can defend in court, including:

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Grieve Law offers specialized criminal defense services for Wisconsin defendants. If you’re facing a Class E felony charge or any other type of violation, Grieve Law will use every shred of evidence to fight your prosecutors in court. Unlike Fee to Plea™ lawyers who talk you into surrendering your rights in plea bargains, Grieve Law's top-notch attorneys prepare powerful, strategic defenses to win cases. If you’ve been accused of a Class E felony in Wisconsin, you are only guilty if you are convicted.™ Call Grieve Law today for a free consultation.

Defenses for a Class E Felony in Wisconsin

The most important thing to do when facing a felony charge is to know the system. This starts with having an attorney who can coach you through your initial appearance and make sure you know all of your options. Any criminal trial is a nerve-wracking experience, but you should never assume that whatever the prosecution offers you is your only way out.

Grieve Law always creates defenses to give you the best chance of winning at court. For Class E felonies, we’ll often begin by investigating if the prosecution has probable cause to accuse you of a felony during the preliminary hearing. Without probable cause, they cannot advance your case to trial. Grieve will analyze the police and court records to determine if your rights were violated during the arrest or pre-trial booking process. If a mistake was made before trial, a motion hearing can be called to dismiss the charges. These are tactics Grieve might use with other felony and misdemeanor violations as well.

Some Class E felonies, particularly Aggravated Battery, are more extreme cases of behavior that can also be charged as a lesser felony or misdemeanor. Therefore, Grieve Law may try to reduce the charges down to misdemeanors. If you are not charged with any felonies, you cannot have your civil rights restricted and won’t serve time in state prison. Misdemeanors can also be erased from your criminal record through the expungement process.

For Possession with Intent drug charges, Grieve Law will often begin by examining the circumstances of your arrest. If your rights were violated during the stop or search or you were compelled to give a confession, the evidence the police discovered (that is, the drugs) are inadmissible in court. It is also possible Grieve Law will find evidence of entrapment. If these investigations don’t succeed, Grieve Law knows that proving the intent to distribute the drugs is critical to charging you with a felony. Your first charge of cocaine possession without intent is a misdemeanor, and so Grieve Law may work to reduce your charge and keep you out of state prison.

Grieve Law: Keeping Innocent Wisconsin Free

If you or a loved one has been accused of a felony, don’t wait to seek legal advice. Grieve Law offers the highest quality, most affordable criminal law service in southeast Wisconsin. We offer flexible payment plans to make sure any Wisconsin citizen can get the legal counsel they need, and we offer free legal advice consultations to answer your questions and outline your options. If you need a defense attorney in the Milwaukee area, nobody has a better chance of getting your charges reduced or dropped than Tom Grieve. You are only guilty if you are convicted.™

By: Attorney Tom Grieve on 03/06/2020

Tom Grieve is a former prosecutor who now runs a successful Wisconsin criminal defense law firm with offices in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Madison. If are facing new charges initial phone consultations are free: contact online or call 262-786-7100.

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