What Happens if You’re Convicted of Felony Theft in Waukesha?
Wisconsin law is very clear when it comes to the penalties for felony theft. The court could fine you up to $25,000 and send you to prison for up to 10 years.
What Makes a Theft a Felony in Waukesha?
Whether a theft is considered a felony or a misdemeanor depends on the value of the property (or, in some cases, the type of the property).
Class I Felony Theft
Value: $2,501 to $5,000
Class H Felony Theft
Value: $5,001 to $10,000
Regardless of value, if the stolen property is a domestic animal or a firearm, you’re also looking at a Class H felony. Further, you’re automatically charged with a Class H felony if you take the property from:
- A patient or resident of certain facilities
- A building that was destroyed or unoccupied because of a physical disaster, riot, bombing, or the proximity of battle
Also, if you take property that was stolen after a physical disaster, riot, bombing, or the proximity of battle required it to be removed from its building, you’re also facing a Class H felony.
Class G Felony Theft
Value: $10,000 or more
Do You Need to Talk to a Felony Theft Defense Lawyer in Waukesha?
If you’re being charged with a serious crime like this one, you may want to get in touch with a Waukesha felony theft attorney as soon as possible.
Your lawyer will build a strategy based on the information you provide and the evidence the prosecution has against you, and he or she will fight to preserve your rights (and your freedom) when it’s time to go to court.
We may be able to help you with felony theft charges in Waukesha.
Call us at 262-650-6700 (you can also call us at 414-383-6700 if you’re in Milwaukee) for a free theft defense consultation with an experienced, knowledgeable lawyer. You deserve to have skilled representation, and we can provide it for you.