What is a Class C felony in Wisconsin?
Class C felony charges are some of the most serious in Wisconsin. Upon conviction, a Class C felony is punishable by up to 40 years in prison, a fine of up to $100,000.00, or both (Wis. Stat. sec. 939.50(3)(c)). The maximum term of initial confinement for this charge is 25 years in prison, while the maximum term of extended supervision is 15 years (Wis. Stat. sec. 973.01).
Spending 40 years in prison is certainly a significant penalty for anyone. The legislature recognized that by classifying some of the most serious criminal offenses as Class C felonies. Certainly prosecutors see these charges as incredibly serious, and work hard on Class C felony cases.
At Meyer Van Severen, S.C. we defend individuals facing all criminal charges. We also defend individuals facing drunk driving charges. If you’re charged with any of these offenses, especially a Class C felony, contact our office today. We answer phone calls 24/7 at (414) 270-0202.