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Criminal Defense

When you are accused of a crime, you face a variety of possible consequences. To ensure that you have the best possible chance of avoiding conviction, you need an experienced attorney on your side in court.

About Criminal Charges in Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin recognizes two different categories of criminal charges: misdemeanors and felonies.

Misdemeanors

Wisconsin classifies misdemeanors as: Class A, Class B and Class C. The possible consequences for these crimes are as follows.

  • Class A — Class A misdemeanor convictions are punishable by up to 9 months in jail and/or a maximum fine of $10,000.
  • Class B — Class B misdemeanor convictions are punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a maximum fine of $1,000.
  • Class C — Class A misdemeanor convictions are punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a maximum fine of $500.

Felonies

In Wisconsin, felonies are divided into nine different classes. The possible consequences for felonies in Wisconsin are as follows:

  • Class A — Class A felony convictions carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.
  • Class B — Class B felony convictions carry a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison.
  • Class C — Class C felony convictions carry a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $100,000.
  • Class D — Class D felony convictions carry a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $100,000.
  • Class E — Class E felony convictions carry a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $50,000.
  • Class F — Class F felony convictions carry a maximum sentence of 12.5 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $25,000.
  • Class G — Class G felony convictions carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $25,000.
  • Class H — Class H felony convictions carry a maximum sentence of 6 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $10,000.
  • Class I — Class I felony convictions carry a maximum sentence of 3.5 years in prison and/or a maximum fine of $10,000.

Hiring an Attorney

If you are facing criminal charges in Wisconsin, you need a trustworthy attorney such as Paul Bonneson on your side. Paul Bonneson has many years of experience in defending those who have been wrongly accused of crimes in Wisconsin. Regardless of your circumstances, he will work diligently to investigate your case, help you collect evidence, and provide you with the best possible defense in court. Please contact Bonneson Law Offices today to schedule a consultation.