Milwaukee Felony Defense Attorney
Arrested for a Felony in Milwaukee, WI?
If you have been charged with a felony, you need a highly-skilled criminal defense lawyer in your corner. A felony conviction can have a devastating impact on your life, including the loss of your civil liberties, the inability to own a firearm, the inability to obtain employment and education, and the inability to obtain housing. A felony conviction can also lead to deportation if you are not a United States citizen. Felony charges are extremely serious and require the help of a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney.
At The Law Offices of Jason D. Baltz, our Milwaukee felony lawyer is dedicated to protecting the rights and freedoms of all residents and defendants in this area. Our criminal defense attorney has the tenacity, skill, and experience to aggressively fight felony charges, and we will not back down until we have obtained the best possible outcome for our clients.
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What Are Felonies in Wisconsin?
A felony is a violent crime or a property crime that is considered more serious than a misdemeanor. A felony charge is the most serious criminal offense in Wisconsin, and the associated penalties are severe. A felony conviction can result in a prison sentence, thousands of dollars in fines, the loss of civil liberties, and a permanent criminal record.
Examples of felonies in Wisconsin include:
- Domestic violence
- Receiving stolen property
- Identity theft
- Lewd conduct
- Receiving stolen property
- Sexual assault
- Sexual exploitation
- Child pornography
- Internet sex crimes
- Internet luring
- Child enticement
- Child prostitution
- Sex with a child under 16 years of age
Wisconsin Felony Classes
In Wisconsin, felony offenses are classified into different categories known as felony classes. These classes determine the severity of the offense and the potential penalties associated with it. Wisconsin has nine felony classes, ranging from Class A to Class I, with Class A being the most serious and Class I being the least serious.
Here is an overview of the felony classes in Wisconsin:
- Class A Felony: This is the most severe felony class in Wisconsin. It includes offenses such as first-degree intentional homicide, and the potential penalties can include life imprisonment without the possibility of parole or a term of imprisonment up to 60 years.
- Class B Felony: Offenses falling under this class include second-degree intentional homicide, repeated sexual assault of a child, and substantial battery. The penalties for a Class B felony can include imprisonment up to 60 years.
- Class C Felony: This class includes offenses such as armed robbery, second-degree sexual assault, and manufacturing or delivering drugs. The maximum penalty for a Class C felony is imprisonment up to 40 years.
- Class D Felony: Offenses like third-degree sexual assault, substantial battery with intent to cause bodily harm, and burglary fall under this class. The potential penalty for a Class D felony is imprisonment up to 25 years.
- Class E Felony: This class includes offenses such as possession of certain narcotics, theft of property valued between $2,500 and $5,000, and stalking. The maximum penalty for a Class E felony is imprisonment up to 15 years.
- Class F Felony: Offenses like fourth-degree sexual assault, forgery, and identity theft fall under this class. The potential penalty for a Class F felony is imprisonment up to 12.5 years.
- Class G Felony: This class includes offenses such as theft of property valued between $1,000 and $2,500, and bail jumping. The maximum penalty for a Class G felony is imprisonment up to 10 years.
- Class H Felony: Offenses like possession of a controlled substance, theft of property valued between $500 and $1,000, and operating a vehicle without the owner's consent fall under this class. The potential penalty for a Class H felony is imprisonment up to 6 years.
- Class I Felony: This is the least serious felony class in Wisconsin. Offenses such as theft of property valued between $100 and $500, and criminal damage to property fall under this class. The maximum penalty for a Class I felony is imprisonment up to 3.5 years.
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