What is a Class B felony penalty in Wisconsin?
Class B felonies are the most serious non-lifetime charge in Wisconsin. Generally this felony level is saved for the most serious charges faces, like homicide and sexual assault. A Class B felony carries a maximum penalty of 60 years in prison (Wis. Stat. sec. 939.50). Class B felony charges don’t carry any kind of fine, but that doesn’t change the severity of the charges. Certainly we’d all rather pay a fine than face time. The maximum term of initial confinement for a Class B felony is 40 years, while the maximum extended supervision is 20 years (Wis. Stat. 973.01)
While a Class A felony carries life in prison, a Class B felony isn’t much better. Sitting for 40 years in prison and being on supervision for 20 more is the majority of the average person’s lifetime. If you are charged with a Class B felony, you certainly shouldn’t “try out” a few attorneys. And you shouldn’t be “calling around for prices.” At Meyer Van Severen, S.C. we believe that only the best criminal defense attorneys should work on cases like Class B felonies.
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