Class B Felony in Wisconsin Sentencing & Penalties
The penalty for a Class B felony in Wisconsin is up to 60 years in state prison. A Class B felony is the second most severe offense in the state, including charges like 1st-degree sexual assault, 2nd-degree intentional homicide and 1st-degree reckless homicide.
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Rehabilitation isn’t a concern with Class B felons. Imprisonment is the only punishment possible, and it won’t be a short stay. A Class B felony conviction might be the most serious and damaging event in your life. Don’t let it happen without fighting back. Get the best criminal defense attorney’s available from Grieve Law. You are only guilty if you are convicted.™
What is a Class B Felony in Wisconsin?
A Class B felony is punishable by up to 60 years in state prison. A Class B felony is the second most severe offense in Wisconsin. (Wis. Stat. § 939.50.)
A Class B felony conviction can never be expunged from your criminal record and you’ll lose civil rights like voting, crossing national boundaries, holding some types of employment, and owning firearms.
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.
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Types of Class B Felony
Class B felonies which Grieve Law has experience defending for in court include:
Grieve Law has fought for Wisconsin defendants for years. Our top-notch attorneys go over every shred of evidence and tailor our defenses to defeat the prosecution’s strategies. Unlike Fee to Plea™ lawyers who talk you into surrendering your rights in plea deals so they can drop your case and collect their paycheck, Grieve Law fights tooth and nail in and out of court. We prepare powerful, strategic defenses that win cases and win awards. If you’ve been accused of a Class B felony in Wisconsin, you are only guilty if you are convicted.™ Call Grieve Law today for a free consultation.
Defenses for a Class B 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 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 B 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.
Charges of homicide or sexual assault will be prosecuted to the highest degree by state prosecutors, which means having capable and aggressive legal defense 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, and 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 thanks to our experience in forming reliable defenses.
Learn about Class B misdemeanors in Wisconsin.
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 deserve, and we offer free legal advice consultations to answer your questions and outline your options, including "Can a convicted felon vote in Wisconsin?". 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.™
How long does a Class B felony charge stay on your record in Wisconsin?
In Wisconsin, a Class B felony charge stays on your record for life. Even one Class B felony conviction cannot be removed from your criminal record.