Misdemeanors fall in the middle of criminal offenses – less serious than felonies, but more serious than infractions.

Like felonies, misdemeanors are often classified by severity of offense, including gross (high) misdemeanors, normal misdemeanors and petty misdemeanors.

Have you been charged with a misdemeanor offense in Wisconsin?  If so, you will need a Wisconsin Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer.  Everson & Richards, LLP are Wisconsin Misdemeanor Defense Attorneys serving the entire state of Wisconsin.

Examples of Misdemeanor Crimes:

  • Petty theft
  • Public intoxication
  • Simple assault
  • Prostitution
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Trespass
  • Vandalism

Possible consequences of a misdemeanor conviction may include:

  • 5 days – 1 year in jail
  • Community service
  • Probation
  • Fines

Misdemeanor Convictions and Incarceration

Most misdemeanor offenders serve time in a local jail, rather than a federal prison.

In some cases, those found guilty of misdemeanors can complete their jail sentences on the weekends, while maintaining a full-time job during the week.