felony classifications in WisconsinFelony Classifications in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has two different types of criminal charges, misdemeanors and felonies. A criminal charge is one that is punishable by imprisonment. A felony in Wisconsin is a crime punishable by imprisonment in the Wisconsin state prisons. Every other crime is considered a misdemeanor and is punishable by a sentence to the county jail. Classifications of misdemeanors can be found here. Wisconsin has nine felony classifications A-I.

Fighting a Wisconsin Felony Charge

The first step in preparing a successful defense strategy is understanding what is at stake with a Wisconsin felony conviction. Part of our job as criminal defense attorneys is to inform our clients of the potential penalties associated with their case. It is also our job to provide guidance on any legal issues. Having a clear objective and understanding helps in crafting the best defense strategy.

Whether we are fighting for a dismissal, not guilty verdict, or mitigating the penalties will depend on the goals and facts of the case. We will explore every possible defense and consult with you on the direction we take. Taking that defense strategy and aggressively applying it will help ensure the best outcome. As with any criminal conviction a felony conviction can be detrimental. We will fight your felony charge.

Madison, WI Felony Defense Attorneys

Anderson & O’Connell, S.C. are felony defense attorneys in Madison, WI. We have represented countless individuals charged with felony crimes and have successfully defended against those charges. We always offer a free consultation so contact us today.

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Class A Felony in Wisconsin

A Class A felony is punishable by life imprisonment. Certainly this is the most severe penalty in Wisconsin. Such crimes as First Degree Intentional Homicide is a Class A felony in Wisconsin.

Class B Felony in Wisconsin

A Class B felony is punishable by imprisonment up to 60 years. The maximum term of initial confinement is 40 years with 20 years of extended supervision. Second Degree Intentional Homicide and First Degree Sexual Assault are examples of a Class B felonies in Wisconsin.

Class C Felony in Wisconsin

A Class C felony in Wisconsin is punishable by a fine of up to $100,000 and imprisonment of 40 years. The maximum term of initial confinement for a Class C felony is 25 years with 15 years of extended supervision. Second Degree Sexual Assault and “Len Bias” Homicide are examples of Class C felonies.

Class D Felony in Wisconsin

A Class D felony is punishable by a fine of $100,000 and imprisonment of up to 25 years. The maximum term of initial confinement is 15 years with 10 years of extended supervision. First Degree Reckless Injury is a Class D felony in Wisconsin.

Class E Felony in Wisconsin

A Class E felony in Wisconsin is punishable by a fine of $50,000 and imprisonment up to 15 years. A Class E felony has a maximum term of initial confinement of 10 years with 5 years of extended supervision. Aggravated Battery can be a Class E felony in Wisconsin.

Class F Felony in Wisconsin

A Class F felony in Wisconsin is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and imprisonment of 12.5 years. A Class F felony has an initial confinement period of 7.5 years and 5 years of extended supervision. Second Degree Reckless Injury and First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety are Class F felonies in Wisconsin.

Class G Felony in Wisconsin

A Class G felony is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and imprisonment of 10 years. A Class G felony has a maximum initial confinement period of 5 years and 5 years of extended supervision. Third Degree Sexual Assault and Strangulation can be Class G felonies in Wisconsin.

Class H Felony in Wisconsin

A Class H felony is punishable by a fine of $10,000 and up to 6 years imprisonment. Maximum initial confinement for a Class H felony is 3 years with 3 years of extended supervision. Felony Bail Jumping and Battery to Law Enforcement are Class H felonies in Wisconsin.

Class I Felony in Wisconsin

A Class I felony in Wisconsin is the lowest felony offense and is punishable by a fine of $10,000 and 3.5 years of imprisonment. The maximum term of initial confinement is 1.5 years with 2 years of extended supervision. Substantial Battery and Possession of Cocaine as a second offense are Class I felonies in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Felony Classifications

Madison, WI Felony Offense Attorneys

Anderson & O’Connell, S.C. are felony attorneys in Madison, WI.  Our attorneys know how to fight and defend against Wisconsin felony charges. When your freedom and life are at stake contact the experienced attorneys at Anderson & O’Connell, S.C.

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