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Class I Felony in Wisconsin: Penalties, Defenses & Next Steps

July 12, 2019


When a person hears the word "felony," many different ideas come to mind, and often the assumption is that they have committed, or have been accused of, a very severe crime.

But in Wisconsin, the state legislature has classified nine different classes of felonies, from Class A, the most serious to class I. Depending on what a defendant is convicted of, sentencing for these crimes can be as severe as life imprisonment for a Class A felony to a fine of up to $10,000 for a class I felony and/or up to 3 1/2 years in prison.

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Class C Felony in Wisconsin: Penalties, Defenses & Next Steps

May 29, 2019

In Wisconsin, the state legislature has classified nine different classes of felonies, from Class A (the most serious), to class I (the least serious).

Depending on what a defendant is convicted of, sentencing for these crimes can be as severe as life imprisonment for a Class A felony to a fine of up to $10,000 for a class I felony and/or up to 3 1/2 years in prison.

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Felony G in Wisconsin: Penalties, Defenses & Next Steps

May 23, 2019

 

In Wisconsin, all felonies are serious criminal matters that can permanently affect your livelihood and reputation. Wisconsin has classified nine different classes of felonies, from Class A (the most serious) to class I.

Depending on what a defendant is convicted of, sentencing for these crimes can be as severe as life imprisonment for a Class A felony to a fine of up to $10,000 for a class I felony and/or up to 3 1/2 years in prison.

Read on to learn more about Class G felonies in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Felony Classes: A Quick Guide

May 2, 2019


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.

Within the broad category of felonies, crimes are further divided into a series of nine classes delineated by alphabetical titles, A through I. Class A felonies, for example, represent the most severe punishments given in Wisconsin. Penalties include a lifetime sentence with further stipulations for repeat offenders and those with specific criminal records.

The following is a list of felony classes along with their corresponding penalties and examples of offenses which fall under each. For instances of repeat offenses or prior criminal records, contact an experienced Wisconsin criminal defense attorney to better understand what specific penalties may be possible.

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Class F Felony in Wisconsin: A Guide to Penalties & Defenses

October 15, 2018


In Wisconsin, felonies are divided into nine different classes, from Class A, the most serious, to class I.

Here, we'll focus on Class F felonies in Wisconsin. Specifically, we'll explain what a Class F felony is, common examples of Class F felony charges in Wisconsin, the possible penalties for Class F felonies in Wisconsin, and possible defenses for those charges.

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What You Need to Know About Expungement in Wisconsin

June 6, 2018

There are many common misconceptions about when expungement (also called expunction), or the process of having a case expunged or removed from a person’s criminal record is available.

Expungement is a process whereby a criminal conviction can be removed from an individual’s criminal record which can also remove the conviction from public view.

At the heart of the expungement statute lies an intention “to provide a break to young offenders who demonstrate the ability to comply with the law” by successfully completing and being discharged from their sentences.

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How Attorney Stangl Achieved Extraordinary Results for a Client Facing 8 Felonies

May 14, 2018


The following client success story offers a real-life example of the fact that no matter how serious or how many charges you or a loved one may be facing, Attorney Pat Stangl of Stangl Law Offices S.C. can help achieve truly extraordinary results.

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Private Criminal Defense Attorney vs. Public Defender in Wisconsin

January 25, 2018

 

Anyone facing criminal charges in Wisconsin has the option to have the court appoint a public defender to their case if they are unable to hire their own attorney.

While for many people representation by a public defender is a necessity, it is highly not recommended for those able to hire a private criminal defense attorney.

This article briefly explains why it’s in everyone’s best interest to seek representation from a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney rather than a court-appointed public defender.

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Wisconsin Firearm Offenses: Minimum Mandatory Sentences

January 9, 2018

 

In November 2015, a bill was signed into law creating mandatory minimum sentences for certain firearm offenses in Wisconsin.

I've summarized the key parts of this law that Wisconsin gun owners need to be aware of along with the penalties they may face if convicted.

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Using Social Media During Your Trial: 5 Important Tips

December 8, 2017


These days, people share just about anything and everything on social media. No one is more aware of this than law enforcement, who has taken full advantage of users' openness to look for and collect evidence against them.

To make things as simple as possible, don't post anything to any social platforms during your case. Probably 90% of the problems that stem from social media could have been avoided if the user simply didn't post something. 

With that in mind, I've broken down some more detailed advice for those heading to trial:

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