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Felony Crimes by Class Wisconsin penalties, class A through I

Depending upon the case, felonies in Wisconsin can include monetary fines, a lifetime prohibition against possessing firearms, ineligibility to vote or serve on a jury, mandatory registration as a sex offender, and more. The consequences are typically considered to be permanently life-changing.

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A felony in Wisconsin is any crime punishable by a term of imprisonment in the Wisconsin State Prison system. Any single crime where you are facing greater than 1 year in confinement is a felony.

Sentencing & penalties for felonies in Wisconsin

 

Find out the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor.

Felonies carry with them numerous other penalties. Depending upon the case, those can include monetary fines, a lifetime prohibition against possessing firearms, ineligibility to vote or serve on a jury, mandatory registration as a sex offender, and more. Felonies are the most serious charges you can face and are always life-changing.

Find out other Wisconsin criminal law violation categories, including misdemeanor penalties and forfeiture violation penalties.

OffenseWisconsin Felony Penalties
Class A Felony A Class A felony is the most serious type of crime 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 a 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 a 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) Class I felony Wisconsin penalty.
Contact our Wisconsin criminal defense attorney to get your felony charges reduced or even dropped.

 

In Wisconsin, how long does a felony charge stay on your record?

Most felonies stay on your record for life in Wisconsin. If the maximum penalty for your charge was over 6 years, you cannot even apply to have your record sealed.

How to Reduce Penalties for Felony Charges

A felony conviction will change your life, and not for the better. Being a convicted felon will permanently damage your job eligibility, voting & firearm rights, reputation, and living situation. Hiring a lawyer to fight these charges is your first step in escaping some of these repercussions.

As a former prosecutor, Tom Grieve knows how to fight the State of Wisconsin. Respected for his criminal defense skills through the Greater Milwaukee area, Tom has a record of getting felonies reduced to misdemeanors or charges dropped altogether. If you hire Tom Grieve as your legal counsel, you’ll have access to legal counsel from one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the country.

At Grieve Law, we believe you are only guilty if you are convicted. With dismissals of charges ranging from drunk driving to homicide, Grieve Law is a firm you want on your side. Hire Grieve Law today to be represented by legal counsel for criminal defense that has no equal.

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