Class G Felony in Wisconsin

Felony charges can be terrifying to face. Being convicted could change your life. If you’re facing Class G felonies, you might be worrying about your case, your trial, and your chances of a good or bad outcome for your case. At Tracey Wood & Associates, we help our clients regain hope for their outcome. Just because you’ve been charged, doesn’t mean you’ll be convicted. With education and knowledge, we’ll empower you to fight to take back your future.

What Is the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor?

In Wisconsin, the law differentiates between felonies and misdemeanors based on the length of the sentence and the associated fines. Misdemeanors carry sentences of less than one year. Felonies carry sentences of one year or more.

What Are the Penalties for a Class G Felony?

Class G felonies are punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

What Are the Fines for a Class G Felony?

Class G felonies carry fines up to $25,000.

What Are Some Consequences of Having a Criminal Record?

Carrying a felony on your record involves consequences beyond jail time and high fines. If you are convicted of another felony in the future, the charges will be more severe. You may also lose your job and housing. Finding employment and housing in the future could be challenging since a conviction will show up in a background check. You may even lose child custody or visitation rights.

Can You Immediately Appeal a Class G Felony?

Yes, but you must act fast. Within 20 days after your sentence, you must file a “notice of intent to seek post-conviction relief.” The next step depends on the type of appeal filed. If we have new arguments or new evidence, we could go back to trial court. If you feel you’ve been the victim of a constitutional rights violation, we could go directly to the Court of Appeals.

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

Yes, in one of two or more ways. First, we can negotiate a reduced sentence with the prosecution before going to trial. The state must agree with the reduced sentence. Second, we can negotiate to have a “lesser included offense” presented to the jury for consideration. They can choose to convict on a lesser charge.

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

Felony convictions on your record will make the consequences of future charges more severe.

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

Convicted felons lose the right to possess firearms. They also lose their voting rights until their sentence is completed, including all probationary time.

Is There a Way to Get Early Parole with a Class G Felony?

Eligibility for parole with a Class G felony depends on your individual circumstances.

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

It can happen. Felony convictions resulting in deportation depend on a few different factors – how long you’ve lived here, your visa, your immigration status, and the type of crime you committed. Some crimes are more likely to result in deportation than others, including:

  • • Aggravated crimes
  • • Domestic violence
  • • Drug charges
  • • Controlled substances charges
  • • Crimes of moral turpitude, meaning crimes that break a community’s moral standards


Don’t Lose Hope

Maintaining hope for your outcome can immensely help your case. At Tracey Wood & Associates, we start by listening to your side of the story, investigating your case, and developing an aggressive defense strategy. Our clients trust us to fight hard for them.

You can start fighting back now by scheduling a free, no-obligation case review online.


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