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Wisconsin Court Process: What to expect after being charged.

Once you've been charged with a crime in Wisconsin, it is important to understand the court process and how to navigate it. Your case will not be concluded during your first court appearance. Sometimes your trial may last over a year, depending on the charges brought against you. Despite the uniqueness of your case, it will follow a standard procedure in court that you should become familiar with before your initial appearance. 

WI Court Process:

  1. Initial Appearance
  2. Preliminary Hearing
  3. Further Proceedings/Status Hearing/Pre-Trial
  4. Motions
  5. Diversionary Agreements and Deferred Prosecution Agreements
  6. Jury Trial
  7. Plea 
  8. Sentencing

Grieve Law Improves Your Chances in WI Court

Your chances of achieving favorable results only decline if you choose to defend yourself. Professional criminal defense attorneys at Grieve Law understand the WI court process and how it applies to your specific charges. Our lawyers fight for those who were charged with OWI penalties, drug possession and all other areas of criminal law. We can formulate an effective strategy to beat the prosecution and/or reduce the charges brought against you. You are not guilty until you are convicted.™

WI Court Process FAQ

What is Deferred Prosecution Agreements in Wisconsin?

What happens in Wisconsin's court appearances for criminal charges?

What happens at your initial court appearance in Wisconsin?

What happens at Wisconsin Jury Trials?

What are legal Motions in Wisconsin?

What happens after you enter a plea in Wisconsin?

What to Expect in a Preliminary Hearing in Wisconsin


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 Wisconsin Penalty


Max. Fine

Any Amount (First Offense) Misdemeanor 6 Months $1,000
Any Amount (Subsequent Offense) Felony 3.5 Years $10,000
*Subsequent offense is subject to additional penalties

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