Being charged with a crime can have devastating consequences on your personal and professional life. Defending a criminal charge involves damage to your reputation, the potential for heavy fines and potential jail time if you are convicted. It’s in your best interest to seek the help of an aggressive criminal defense law firm that is prepared to fight for your rights in court and minimize any potential damage to your personal life. As a member of Bollenbeck Fyfe, S.C., attorney Richard Bollenbeck has been defending the legal rights of clients throughout state and federal courts in Wisconsin for more than 20 years. Our firm has represented clients who have been charged with a range of crimes, including minor misdemeanors and serious felonies. Attorney Bollenbeck is a compassionate lawyer who is always worried about the best interest of his clients as they go through the criminal process.
Misdemeanors are generally categorized as less serious crimes that carry with them lighter penalties than felonies. In Wisconsin, misdemeanors are classified based on the severity of the crime, and each class carries different penalties. Felony crimes are the most serious infractions you can be charged with in Wisconsin. Felonies carry with them the heaviest fines and the longest prison sentences, including life sentences. Similar to misdemeanors, felonies are also designated by class in Wisconsin. The penalties for the different classes are:
Some of the most common types of misdemeanor crimes include:
Some of the most common types of felony crimes include:
Even if you are convicted of something as simple as a Class C misdemeanor, your personal life and career may never recover. That is why it is so important to seek legal defense from Bollenbeck Fyfe, S.C. as soon as you are charged with a crime. Our criminal defense and DUI attorney has extensive experience with Wisconsin’s criminal laws, and he knows how to challenge the evidence against you in court to get your charges either reduced or thrown out altogether.
If you have been charged with a crime in Wisconsin, you need the help of a competent law firm that is ready to defend your rights. At Bollenbeck Fyfe, S.C., we represent clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors in state and federal court. Our phone number is 920.735.1711 or you can contact us online today to set up a meeting. Our office is located in Appleton on College Avenue, one block east from the Appleton International Airport.