What is a Class F felony in Wisconsin?

Class F felony charges are serious.  If you’re charged with an offense classified as a Class F felony, you face a maximum penalty of 12.5 years in prison, $25,000.00 in fines, or both (Wis. Stat. sec. 939.50).  Considering those penalties, Class F felonies are certainly mid-level felonies.  Upon a conviction of a felony of this level, you face a maximum of 7.5 years initial confinement and 5 years extended supervision.

Facing 12.5 years in prison is scary.  Any good criminal defense attorney will give you the same advice when facing such a serious charge: hire a serious defense attorney.  And hire the very best criminal defense lawyer you can afford.  At Van Severen Law Office our entire focus is on criminal defense.  We certainly don’t practice family law, or business law, or anything along those lines.  We focus 100% of our resources on cases just like yours.

Finally, if you’re charged with a misdemeanor or felony, contact Van Severen Law Office today at (414) 270-0202.  We answer phones 24/7.  Call now.

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Which charges are Class F felonies?

Numerous charges in Wisconsin qualify as Class F felonies.  For example, here are a few:

How does Van Severen Law Office defend my felony case?

All felony cases are different.  They’re certainly even different from misdemeanor cases, where the stakes are not as high.  There are a few ways we attack Class F felony charges.

For example, a possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance case may focus on law enforcement stopping a suspect vehicle.  The police certainly need a reason to stop the suspect vehicle.  That reason to stop the vehicle relies on two principles: reasonable suspicion and probable cause.  In short, reasonable suspicion means law enforcement believes a crime is about to occur, or just occurred, based on the circumstances.  For example: the car is in a high crime area, there were gunshots in the area, the car was operating near bar time, and the car was swerving in its lane.  Probable cause means law enforcement believes the conduct justifying the stop was criminal.  For example: The car was speeding.

In a first-degree recklessly endangering safety trial, perhaps there’s a simple strategy: the defendant acted with regard for human life.  This is important because an element of the crime requires that the defendant act with “utter disregard for human life.”

Why should I hire Van Severen Law Office for my criminal case?

Finally, defending criminal cases is our specialty.  A significant amount of those cases are certainly Class F felonies.  Would you hire a train engineer to fly your airplane?  It’s for that reason we certainly believe hiring a criminal defense specialist is crucial to your defense.  The train engineer is going to crash that airplane.  You tell us how that divorce attorney is going to successfully defend your homicide case.  Sure, it’s certainly possible.  But is that really the attorney you should hire?

Secondly, our criminal defense attorneys dedicate 100% of their practice to criminal cases.  We certainly don’t work on divorce cases.  If you face any kind of criminal charge, we answer phones 24/7 at (414) 270-0202.  Give us a call today.


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