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What is a Class G felony in Wisconsin?

A Class G felony in Wisconsin is a mid-level felony carrying significant penalties.  Pursuant to section 939.50 of the Wisconsin Statutes, a Class G felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a $25,000.00 fine, or both.  The bifurcated sentence includes 5 years initial confinement and 5 years extended supervision maximum.  Class G felonies include numerous drug, violent, and sexual offenses.

All felonies are serious, but when you arrive at the Class G level, prosecutors more regularly request prison sentences.  At Meyer Van Severen, S.C. the majority of our practice focuses on felony-level offenses.  All our practice focuses on criminal and drunk driving cases.  If you face criminal charges in Wisconsin, certainly call us at (414) 270-0202.

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What are Class G felonies?  Here’s a list of a few common examples:

How do we defend my felony case?

We certainly defend all criminal cases differently.  Fighting your theft of services case is going to be a lot different than fighting your homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon case.

Operating while intoxicated (5th or 6th offense) is a Class G felony.  The first step we take when defending a drunk driving case is an analysis of the stop of your vehicle.  Did the cops have reasonable suspicion or probable cause to stop you?  And then, how did they get you out of the car?  Finally, how did you do on field sobriety tests?  And did that all lead to probable cause to arrest you?  Drunk driving cases certainly focus on a lot of constitutional issues.  Successful challenged to various areas could lead to a win on your part.

Third-degree sexual assault charges are sometimes based purely on the statement of an alleged victim.  If that victim previously accused others of sexual assault and they were let off, we may be able to use that.  The victim’s psych records might help us to attack her credibility with a Shiffra Green motion.  Finally, in horrifying circumstances, the victim lies to cover her infidelity in her relationship.

Felony charges carry major consequences

Upon conviction for a felony offense you lose major rights.  Firstly, you lose your right to possess firearms for the rest of your life.  In Wisconsin, where plenty of individuals enjoy hunting, this is certainly a major consequence.  If you’d like to teach your son or daughter how to hunt, you’ll be prohibited from doing that. Secondly, you lose your right to vote while serving a felony sentence.  Alternatively, you lose your right to vote while even on probation for a felony.  Living in a representative democracy, losing this right is very serious.  Finally, you may lose your job, license, or certification.  We believe that avoiding these consequences is crucial to your future.

Contact Meyer Van Severen, S.C. for Felony G representation

Hopefully you recognize just how serious the charges you’re facing are.  They could ruin your life.  They could certainly send you to prison.  At Meyer Van Severen, S.C. we recognize just how serious those charges are.  We focus 100% of our firm’s resources on defending alleged crime.

If you’re seeking representation from a top Milwaukee criminal defense attorney, call us at (414) 270-0202.  And remember, we answer phones 24/7, so don’t hesitate calling.