Felonies and Misdemeanors involving habitual criminality are governed by truth in sentencing, which provides for bifurcated sentences. Regular misdemeanors are governed by more traditional penalty structures.
|Class Felony||Maximum Imprisonment
|Maximum Confinement (Years)||Maximum Extended Supervision (Years)||Maximum Fine||Maximum Probation (Years)|
|Misd. (habitual criminality)||These two must add up to no more than two years.|
|Misd. (regular) (Bifurcated system does not apply)|
|A||9 months||9 months||N/A||$10,000||1*|
|B||90 days||90 days||N/A||$1,000||1*|
|C||30 days||30 days||N/A||$500||1*|
A Wisconsin Sentence of Imprisonment has two components, confinement (prison) and Extended Supervision (parole). Imprisonment = Confinement + ES
The minimum term of confinement is one year.
The minimum term of ES is not less than 25% of the confinement.
The minimum term of probation is one year for a felony, 6 months for a misdemeanor.
Unclassified felonies and habitual criminality misdemeanors have a maximum confinement of 75% of the total length of the bifurcated sentence and a minimum ES of 25% of the confinement.
The maximum term of probation may be increased by one year for each additional felony.
*Several statutes can increase the maximum term of misdemeanor probation by an extra 1, 2, or even 3 years.