Defending Against Misdemeanor And Felony Charges
Most people understand that a misdemeanor charge is considered to be a less serious offense than a felony charge. However, a conviction for either a felony or a misdemeanor will still result in a criminal record that will follow you for life. At the law firm of Kaehne & Barrette, S.C., our attorneys understand the impact that any type of criminal conviction can have a person’s future. That is why we help people throughout Sheboygan and across Wisconsin build a strong defense against all criminal charges.
Felonies And Misdemeanors: What’s The Difference?
The biggest difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is the potential consequences associated with the type of charge. The penalties for a misdemeanor include a jail sentence of less than one year, community service, fines, rehabilitation programs and probation. A felony conviction carries the possibility of more than one year, if not decades or even a life sentence, in prison.
Some of the more common misdemeanors we encounter include:
- Shoplifting or petty theft
- Simple drug possession
- Acts of domestic violence
- Disorderly conduct
Typical felony charges include:
- Sexual assault
- Weapons charges
The list doesn’t end there. We have handled many more misdemeanors and felonies throughout Wisconsin. Whatever your legal need, we have you covered.
Contact Us If You Have Been Charged With Any Type Of Crime
Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, our criminal defense lawyers will fight to protect your rights and your future. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 920-694-4150 or contact us online.