Felony Defense Attorney
Felonies are the more serious group of crimes when compared to misdemeanors. Wisconsin has felonies classified into classes A through I, with the felony class with the letters occurring earlier in the alphabet resulting in potentially harsher penalties than the felonies with letters that start later in the alphabet. If you or your loved one is facing criminal charges, it is important that you contact a well-versed criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights. Schedule a consultation with Hogan Eickhoff today, or call (920) 450-9800.Free Consultation
Potential Penalties You Could Face
Wisconsin severely punishes individuals convicted of a felony. Some potential penalties include:
Felonies are punishable by incarceration in a state prison. Imprisonment can range from up to three years and six months for a Class I felony to life imprisonment for a Class A felony.
A bifurcated sentence is one in which you are initially imprisoned, followed by extended supervision.
You may be required to pay expensive fines if you are convicted of a felony. Fines for Class I felonies are up to $10,000 while Class C felony fines are up to $100,000.
To minimize the effect on your life after being charged with a serious crime, contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as early in the process as possible. Our team at Hogan Eickhoff can take steps to protect your rights and freedom, such as ensuring that you do not speak to authorities or incriminate yourself.
Effect of Repeat Offender Status
Wisconsin more heavily penalizes criminal defendants who have a prior criminal history. If you are convicted of a felony, the penalty for any future conviction within the next five years is increased by two to six years. This means that if you are convicted for the crime you’re charged with now and you commit a new offense, you can have two to six years added to your sentence simply for having a prior criminal record.
It is important to have a strong legal advocate on your side when negotiating any reduction in sentence. Contact Hogan Eickhoff at (920) 450-9800 to schedule a confidential consultation.
At Hogan Eickhoff, our focus is on helping you to the fullest extent possible. Our attorneys will provide you with an honest assessment of your situation and help guide you through the frightening experience of being charged with a serious felony. We also have experience with cases involving sex offenses, domestic violence, property crimes, drug offenses, and violent crimes. Contact our team today by calling (920) 450-9800, or schedule a consultation. Hogan Eickhoff is located in Appleton, and serves the state of Wisconsin including Green Bay, Oshkosh, Chilton, Waupaca, and beyond.