Class A Felony in Wisconsin Sentencing & Penalties
A Class A felony in Wisconsin is punishable with a minimum of life imprisonment. It is this most serious class of offense and includes 1st-degree murder and sexual assault of a minor under the age of 13 (Wis. Stat. § 939.50).
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Being convicted of a Class A felony in Wisconsin will likely be the most serious event in your life. Grieve Law is here to make sure it doesn’t happen. Tom Grieve has worked to keep innocent Wisconsin free for years. Remember, you are only guilty if you are convicted,™ and Grieve Law is only a call away.
What is a Class A Felony in Wisconsin?
A Class A felony is the most serious crime in Wisconsin, punishable by life imprisonment. 1st Degree Homicide, cold-blooded murder, is an example of a Class A felony. (Wis. Stat. § 939.50.) Wisconsin has a well-organized system to classify felonies, misdemeanors, and other violations. Learn more about Wisconsin criminal penalties and defenses and what your charges really mean.
Types of Class A Felony
Some of the Class A felonies which Grieve Law can defend in court include:
Grieve Law fights for Wisconsin defendants against homicide, drug possession, gun misuse, and sexual assault charges. Our top-notch attorneys prepare aggressive and smart strategies that win cases and win awards. Unlike Fee to Plea™ lawyers who just want your case done with so they can get paid, we don’t pull punches and fight every shred of evidence the prosecutors can turn up. If you’ve been accused of a Class A felony in Wisconsin, you are only guilty if you are convicted.™ Call Grieve Law today for a free consultation.
Defenses for a Class A Felony in Wisconsin
The most important thing to do when facing a felony charge is to know the system. This often means having an attorney who can coach you through your initial appearance and make sure you know all 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.
Charges of homicide or sexual assault will be prosecuted to the highest degree by state prosecutors, and having capable and aggressive legal defense is a necessity. Prosecutors won’t hold back for sexual assault and murder charges and will try to get the most serious charges they can to stick. Grieve Law has former prosecutors among our attorneys, so we know the strategies they’ll use. Sexual assault or murder cases can be dropped based on mistaken identities, lack of incriminating evidence, and other gray areas just like any other case. Grieve Law will find where the prosecution overlooked something in their eagerness to put you away. We have a proven record of success, and even serious reckless or intentional homicide charges can be completely dropped.
Grieve Law always creates defenses to give you the best chance of winning at court. For Class A 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.
People Are Not Guilty Until They Are Proven Guilty
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 all Wisconsin citizens 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 Madison or 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.™
How long does a Class A felony charge stay on your record in Wisconsin?
A Class A felony stays on your record for life in Wisconsin. If the maximum punishment for your crime exceeded 6 years, you cannot even apply to seal your record.