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Milwaukee Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer

What constitutes a Class A, B, & C misdemeanor charge in Wisconsin?

A misdemeanor is a criminal charge which is less serious than a felony. Typically any crime that is punishable for one year or longer is categorized as a felony. Misdemeanors are categorized according to their severity under Wisconsin law, as Class A, Class B, and Class C misdemeanors. Each classification has recommendations for penalties of jail time, fines, or both, and each category varies based on the severity of the crime. A Class A misdemeanor is the most serious of these charges, with a potential sentence of up to 9 months in a local or county jail and up to $10,000 in fines. Class B misdemeanors carry a potential sentence of 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Class C misdemeanors carry a potential sentence of up to 30 days in jail and $500 in fines.

Misdemeanor charges may be filed in cases involving drunk driving or OWI, drug possession, domestic violence, assault & battery, weapons charges, petty theft and shoplifting crimes, vandalism, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, trespass, reckless driving, and other similar offenses. Misdemeanor convictions may also result in a probationary period of up to 2 years, with certain conditions which must be met and reported to the probation officer.

Keeping Your Criminal Record Clean

As with any criminal matter, it is always in your best interests to discuss your options with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. At the Law Offices of Jason D. Baltz, I make it my priority to offer the most capable analysis possible about your case so that you can make informed decisions. I may also be able to negotiate with prosecutors or judges to reduce the charges or, in some cases, have them dropped. I can help you understand the charges you are facing, what the sentencing consequences may be, and how to prepare a practical and solid criminal defense on your behalf.

I urge you to contact me, Jason, as soon as possible to discuss your misdemeanor case in confidence. I represent clients in the greater Milwaukee area, or anywhere in the counties of Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Jefferson, Dane, or Ozaukee.

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