What is a Class E Felony in Wisconsin?
Class E felonies are punishable by up to 15 years in state prison, a maximum fine of $50,000, or both (Wis. Stat. § 939.50.)
As with other felonies, a prior record of felonies or misdemeanors can increase your prison sentence.
What Is the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor?
According to Wisconsin law, a felony is a crime whose punishment could potentially result in a jail term of one year or longer. Crimes that fall within this category are assigned sentences within the Wisconsin State Prison System rather than in a county jail.
A misdemeanor is any crime not punishable by imprisonment in the Wisconsin State Prison System.
Read more about misdemeanors in Wisconsin »
After this initial classification, offenses are broken down into a number of separate categories based on the nature of the crime itself.
Wisconsin Felony Classes
Within the broad category of felonies, crimes are further divided into a series of nine classes delineated by alphabetical titles, A through I.
Class E felonies are moderately severe charges, involving penalties such as prison time and heavy fines.