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Wisconsin Criminal Law Violation Penalties

Classifications and Penalties for Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Forfeiture Violations

Wisconsin Criminal Law ViolationsWhat are the differences between felonies, misdemeanors, and non-criminal offenses like forfeiture violations? For one thing, each type of offense comes with different penalties. Find out what kind of jail time and fines you could be facing:

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Felonies:
Class A Felony A Class A felony is the most serious types of crimes in Wisconsin, punishable by a minimum of life imprisonment. (Wis. Stat. § 939.50)
Class B Felony A Class B felony is punishable by up to 60 years imprisonment. (Wis. Stat. § 939.50)
Class C Felony Class C felonies are crimes punishable by prison term of up to 40 years and/or a fine of up to $100,000. (Wis. Stat. § 939.50)
Class D Felony Class D felonies are crimes punishable by prison term of up to 25 years and/or a fine of up to $100,000. (Wis. Stat. § 939.50)
Class E Felony Class E felonies are crimes punishable by a prison term of up to 15 years and/or a fine up to $50,000. (Wis. Stat. § 939.50)
Class F Felony Class F felonies are crimes punishable by a prison term of up to 12 years and 6 months and/or a fine up to $25,000. (Wis. Stat. § 939.50)
Class G Felony Class G felonies are crimes punishable by a prison term of up to 10 years and/or a fine up to $25,000. (Wis. Stat. § 939.50)
Class H Felony Class H felonies are crimes punishable by a prison term of up to 6 years and/or a fine up to $10,000. (Wis. Stat. § 939.50)
Class I Felony Class I felonies are crimes punishable by a prison term of up to 3 years and 6 months and/or a fine up to $10,000. (Wis. Stat. § 939.50)
   
Misdemeanors:  
Class A Misdemeanor Class A Misdemeanors in Wisconsin is punishable by up to 9 months in jail and/or a $10,000 fine. (Wis. Stat. § 939.51)
Class B Misdemeanor Class B Misdemeanors in Wisconsin is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. (Wis. Stat. § 939.51)
Class C Misdemeanor Class C Misdemeanors in Wisconsin is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a $500 fine. (Wis. Stat. § 939.51)
Unclassified Misdemeanors Many misdemeanors in Wisconsin are not technically classified, such as Operating a Motor vehicle While Intoxicated (aka: drunk driving or OWI). See more information on drunk driving penalties.
   
Forfeitures:  
Class A Forfeiture Class A Forfeitures in Wisconsin are punishable by up to $10,000. (Wis. Stat. § 939.52)
Class B Forfeiture Class B Forfeitures in Wisconsin are punishable by up to $1,000. (Wis. Stat. § 939.52)
Class C Forfeiture Class C Forfeitures in Wisconsin are punishable by up to $500. (Wis. Stat. § 939.52)
Class D Forfeiture Class D Forfeitures in Wisconsin are punishable by up to $200. (Wis. Stat. § 939.52)
Class E Forfeiture Class E Forfeitures in Wisconsin are punishable by up to $25. (Wis. Stat. § 939.52)
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Class H Felony Class H felonies are crimes punishable by a prison term of up to 6 years and/or a fine up to $10,000. (Wis. Stat. § 939.50)