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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.

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