What is a Class H felony in Wisconsin?
A Class H felony is the second-most mitigated felony offense in Wisconsin. The only lower felony penalty is a Class I felony. Under that finally falls all the misdemeanor offenses.
While the Class H felony penalty is relatively mitigated, the penalties are still serious. Class H felonies carry with them a maximum penalty of 6 years in prison, $10,000.00 in fines, or both (Wis. Stat. sec. 939.50). The maximum initial confinement is 3 years in prison. Further, the maximum term of extended supervision for a Class H felony is 3 years.
At Meyer Van Severen, S.C. we certainly aggressively fight all criminal offenses. We have you back whether you’re charged with a Class H felony, a Class A felony, any misdemeanor offense, or anything in between. Finally, call Meyer Van Severen, S.C. at (414) 270-0202 for top-notch criminal defense representation.
What are Class H felonies? Examples of the offenses:
A number of crimes in Wisconsin are Class H felonies. Here’s a list:
How do we defend your felony case?
Class H felonies are a special level offense. They’re certainly not the most mitigated criminal offense. But they’re also the second-lowest level felony in Wisconsin. Therefore, plea negotiations involving a reduction to misdemeanor offenses isn’t completely out of the question.
Receiving stolen property cases may involve search warrants. Therefore, challenging said search warrant may result in the suppression of evidence in your receiving stolen property case. Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance cases may have the same issue.
Lastly, drug cases, such as those involving manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance may involve confidential informants. Police might be paying those confidential informants. The confidential informants might be “working off” their own criminal charges. All of those issues certainly impact the credibility of that witness.
Class H felonies absolutely carry serious, lifelong consequences
As a result of a felony conviction, you lose certain important rights. Firstly, you lose your right to possess a firearm for the rest of your life. While that may not sound serious, we believe that any government encroachment on your rights is serious. Secondly, you lose your right to vote while serving your felony sentence. This doesn’t simply cover time you’re sitting in jail. You’re prohibited from voting while on probation, extended supervision, or parole.
Individuals with specialized licenses or certificates may suffer consequences upon a felony conviction. For example, the organizations granting those licenses may pull them. Or they may suspend you. This certainly penalizes you professionally and financially.
Finally, contact a Wisconsin criminal defense attorney for your felony case
Class H felonies are certainly serious. At Meyer Van Severen, S.C. we regularly defend very serious criminal cases throughout the state. Whether you’re charged in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha, Kenosha, or any other county throughout Wisconsin, we can help.
Finally, call Meyer Van Severen, S.C. today at (414) 270-0202. Our criminal defense attorneys respond to phone calls 24/7, and are certainly looking forward to fighting cases just like yours.