Theft charges in Wisconsin are serious — particularly when you’re talking about felony theft charges.
If you’ve been arrested and charged with theft, it may be in your best interest to get in touch with a felony theft defense lawyer serving Wisconsin including Waukesha and Milwaukee.
What Happens if You’re Convicted of Felony Theft in Wisconsin?
Wisconsin law is very clear when it comes to the penalties for felony theft. The court could fine you up to $25,000 and send you to prison for up to 10 years.
What Makes a Theft a Felony in Wisconsin?
Whether a theft is considered a felony or a misdemeanor depends on the value of the property (or, in some cases, the type of the property).
Class I Felony Theft
Value: $2,501 to $5,000
Class H Felony Theft
Value: $5,001 to $10,000
Regardless of value, if the stolen property is a domestic animal or a firearm, you’re also looking at a Class H felony. Further, you’re automatically charged with a Class H felony if you take the property from:
- Someone’s person
- A corpse
- A patient or resident of certain facilities
- A vulnerable adult
- A building that was destroyed or unoccupied because of a physical disaster, riot, bombing, or the proximity of battle
Also, if you take property that was stolen after a physical disaster, riot, bombing, or the proximity of battle required it to be removed from its building, you’re also facing a Class H felony.
Class G Felony Theft
Value: $10,000 or more
Do You Need to Talk to a Felony Theft Defense Lawyer in Wisconsin?
If you’re being charged with a serious crime like this one, you may want to get in touch with a Wisconsin felony theft attorney as soon as possible.
Your lawyer will build a strategy based on the information you provide and the evidence the prosecution has against you, and he or she will fight to preserve your rights (and your freedom) when it’s time to go to court.
We may be able to help you with felony theft charges in Wisconsin.
Call us at 414-383-6700 for a free theft defense consultation with an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer. You deserve to have skilled representation, and we can provide it for you.