In the state of Wisconsin, felonies are crimes that are punishable by prison sentences. The state has a wide range of felonies (the most severe felonies are considered Class A felonies, while the least severe are considered Class I felonies) that carry an equally wide range of penalties. Typically, misdemeanors are considered less serious crimes, and those are punishable by jail terms of less than a year and, in some cases, fines.
What is a Class C Felony in Wisconsin?
In the state of Wisconsin, the courts consider several crimes Class C felonies. Many of these crimes can fall under other felony classifications, though, depending on the circumstances of the case.
Some of the most commonly charged Class C felonies in Wisconsin include:
- 2nd-degree sexual assault
- Armed robbery
- Child abuse or neglect
- DUI causing injury or homicide
- Trafficking, manufacturing, or delivering a controlled substance
There are several other Class C felonies, as well; this isn’t a complete list. If you’re not sure what type of felony you’re being charged with, your best bet is to talk to a criminal defense lawyer who can help you.
What Are the Penalties for Class C Felony Crimes in Wisconsin?
The penalties for a Class C felony, under Wisconsin law, can include a fine of up to $100,000 and up to 40 years of imprisonment. A judge can order both a fine and imprisonment, or one or the other; every case is different, and nobody can predict how a judge is going to rule.
What if You’re Accused of a Class C Felony in Milwaukee or Waukesha?
If you’ve been accused of committing a Class C felony, we may be able to help you. Talk to an experienced, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney now by calling 414-383-6700. We’ll give you a free case evaluation and start developing a defense strategy that gets you the best possible outcome.