Milwaukee Theft Lawyer

Wisconsin Theft Laws

A crime of theft can be charged at the misdemeanor or felony level in Wisconsin, depending on the value of the property allegedly stolen. Note that property refers to personal property and money as well as other things like utilities (electricity and gas), documents, and ownership rights. If you are facing such charges, contact the Milwaukee theft attorney at Bayer Law Offices right away.

What Is Misdemeanor Theft in Wisconsin?

Theft is charged as a Class A misdemeanor if the value of the property or services allegedly stolen does not exceed $2,500, and the consequences upon violation could result in a maximum of $10,000 in fines and up to 9 months in prison.

What Is Considered a Felony Theft in Wisconsin?

Most other theft offenses are classified as felonies, from Class I to Class F.

Penalty for Felony Theft:


  • Class I (value of property or services allegedly stolen is $2,500-$5,000): up to $10,000 in fines and up to 3.5 years in prison
  • Class H (value of property allegedly stolen is $5,000-$10,000 or taken from an at-risk individual or due to looting): up to $10,000 in fines and up to 6 years in jail
  • Class G (value of the property allegedly stolen is $10,000-$100,000): up to $25,000 in fines and up to 10 years in jail
  • Class F (value of property allegedly stolen is more than $100,000): up to $25,000 in fines and up to 12.5 years in jail

Note that the specific circumstances of the offense may impact the sentencing. For example, retail theft may warrant civil as well as criminal penalties. An experienced Milwaukee theft lawyer can better help clarify the sentencing specific to your offense.

Get Started on Your Defense with Bayer Law Offices

Do not hesitate to take legal action regarding your theft defense today. Our Milwaukee theft attorneys have years of experience helping clients navigate the criminal justice system and will do our best to help you negotiate a favorable deal in your case. 

Whether you have been accused of misdemeanor or felony theft in Wisconsin, Bayer Law Offices can help.

Schedule a free consultation online or at (414) 250-7997 to discuss your defense options today with our theft lawyer in Milwaukee, WI.

Why Work With Bayer Law Offices?

  • Strategic Defense with Proven Results
  • Hands-On Attention to Each Case
  • Exceptional Track Record of Success
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John Bayer grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin. After graduating with his B.A in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006, John earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School in 2009. He continued to go on and passed the California State Bar Exam.

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