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A conviction for a felony offense will definitely create a felony record for an individual. If convicted of a felony, you can expect:
If the individual who is convicted of a felony is not a United States citizen, the penalty could result in deportation, exclusion of admission into the United States in the future, or the denial of naturalization under federal law.
A criminal felony under Wisconsin statutes is defined as a crime that is punishable for more than one year of incarceration in the Wisconsin State Prison System. Felony offenses in the State of Wisconsin range in severity from Class A to Class I. Class A felonies are the most serious, while class I felonies are the less serious offenses.
Penalties for felonies are as follows:
When an individual faces criminal felony charges, the last thing that individual should do is talk to law enforcement before speaking with defense counsel. There exists automatic Fifth Amendment rights that allow anyone charged with a felony to remain silent. Given the nature of the potential penalties for a felony conviction, individuals should always exercise this right before talking to law enforcement.
At Smerlinski Law Office, we have over 24 years of experience as a state and federal criminal defense firm. This experience will allow us to help you get the best results possible when faced with even the most serious felony offenses.
These types of cases have the potential for the most severe penalties under Wisconsin law. Class A homicide charges carry an automatic penalty of life in prison. At present, Wisconsin does not carry the death penalty for any class of homicide charges. Homicide cases require not only a large financial commitment to pursue but also demand quite often expert resources to prove defense themes and factual predicates at trial. Murder cases are quite often emotionally charged and dictate that counsel be experienced in court to effectively defend.