Class E Felony in Wisconsin

Felonies are the most serious charges you can face, and a conviction could affect you for the rest of your life. If you’re facing Class E felony charges, you’re probably worrying about your future. At Tracey Wood & Associates, we want you to have hope for your case. We firmly believe that being charged doesn’t mean you’ll be convicted. With the right knowledge, you can feel empowered and ready to fight for your future.

What Is the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor?

The length of prison sentence and fines suggested by Wisconsin Law determine whether a crime is considered a felony or a misdemeanor in Wisconsin. Crimes with sentences of a year or longer are felonies. Crimes with sentences less than a year are misdemeanors. Both felonies and misdemeanors carry varying amounts of fines.

What Are the Penalties for a Class E Felony?

Class E felonies carry punishments of up to 15 years in state prison.

What Are the Fines for a Class E Felony?

You may be fined up to $50,000 for a Class E felony.

What Are Some Consequences of Having a Criminal Record?
Having a felony on your criminal record carries more consequences than prison and fines. Any future charges will carry more serious penalties. Your current job and future job prospects could be impacted as employers will see your record if they conduct a background check. You could also lose custody of your children.

Can You Immediately Appeal a Class E Felony?

Yes. First, within 20 days of sentencing, we must file a “notice of intent to seek post-conviction relief.” Depending on the type of appeal we file, a few different things could happen next. We could go back to trial court with new evidence or arguments, or we could go directly to the Court of Appeals if you believe your constitutional rights were violated.

Can a Class E Felony Be Reduced to a Different Class?

Yes. We can try to have charges reduced in two ways. First, before trial, we can push for a reduced sentence by negotiating with the prosecution. If we are successful, the state must approve the reduced sentence. Second, we can push to have a “lesser included offense” presented to the jury for their consideration. The jury has the option to convict on that lesser offense.

What Happens to Repeat Offenders if They’re Charged with a Class E Felony?

With a felony conviction on your record, any future convictions will result in more severe punishments.

What Are the Civil Liberties That Are Removed from Somebody That Has a Class E Felony?

People convicted of felony charges lose their right to possess firearms. People convicted of felony charges also lose the right to vote until they complete their sentences and any probation.

Are There Ways to Get Early Parole with a Class E Felony?

Your eligibility for parole with a Class E felony depends on the circumstances of your case.

Will a Class E Felony Conviction Cause Someone to Be Removed or Deported from the U.S.?

Possibly. Being convicted of a felony can result in deportation, but it depends on a few factors, including the length of time you’ve lived here, your visa and immigration status, and the crime you committed. The following crimes typically result in deportation:

  • • Domestic violence
  • • Drug charges
  • • Aggravated crimes
  • • Controlled substances charges
  • • Crimes of moral turpitude, meaning crimes that breach moral standards


Don’t Lose Hope

Regaining hope for your future will help you take control of your case. At Tracey Wood & Associates, we fight aggressively for our clients by carefully listening to their side of the story, interviewing witnesses, investigating evidence, and creating a winning defense. They know we won’t give up on them.

Start fighting now by contacting us to schedule a free, no-obligation case review online.


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