A felony is any crime for which the punishment is one or more years in prison. Any other crime is a misdemeanor.
felony expungement prohibited
Under the Wisconsin criminal code, a felony conviction may not be expunged.
Wisconsin criminal code
The Wisconsin criminal code consists of all of the criminal laws of the state of Wisconsin, which are enumerated (to mention separately as if in counting; name one by one; specify, as in a list) in the Wisconsin Statutes.
Wisconsin classifies its felony and misdemeanor crimes according to the sentence allowable under the Statute. Felonies are classified as: Class A felony, Class B felony, Class C felony, Class D felony, Class E felony, Class F felony, Class G felony, Class H felony, Class I felony offenses.
Felonies and misdemeanors are considered criminal charges, but with one major distinction: imprisonment.
A person convicted of a felony will be imprisoned in a state (or federal) prison. With a person convicted of a misdemeanor are almost always imprisoned in a local or county jail.
A felony conviction affects the person's civil liberties - such as the right to vote, the right to bare arms, serve jury duty- and can affect the person's ability to obtain employment and licenses.
The Right To Vote
A convicted felon may not vote until such time that the complete sentence imposed for the felony has been completed provided no other voting restrictions or felony convictions exist.
The Right to Bear Arms
Under both Wisconsin and federal laws, a convicted felon is forever prohibited from carrying or possessing a firearm.
As with voting rights, a convicted felon cannot serve on a jury until such time that the sentence imposed for the felony conviction is completed provided there are no other outstanding felony convictions or no other restrictions are placed on the felon from serving jury duty.
Wisconsin criminal defense attorneys
If you or someone you care about has been charged with a Felony offense, please contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.