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What Happens If I Am Sentenced to Community Supervision in Wisconsin?

 Posted on June 15, 2021 in Criminal Defense

Milwaukee County criminal defense attorneyIt goes without saying that some crimes are not as serious as others, but even minor crimes are not without their consequences. In many situations involving low-level crimes, judges may choose to sentence a person to community supervision, rather than to a term of confinement in jail. Often, community supervision is the most favorable outcome a person could get for a low-level offense. If you have been accused of committing a crime, you should speak to a Wisconsin criminal defense lawyer to discuss your options.

Types of Community Supervision in Wisconsin

If you are sentenced to a crime, a judge may choose to defer your adjudication and sentence you to a period of community supervision, rather than sending you to jail. In Wisconsin, there are three types of community supervision:

  • Probation - The most popular type of community supervision is probation. Most of the time, being sentenced to probation will also come with various requirements that you must obey, such as not possessing a firearm or refraining from using drugs and/or alcohol. Sometimes, probation comes with a withheld sentence, meaning you will not be fully tried in court unless you violate the terms of your probation. In other cases, probation is assigned as an alternative sentence after conviction, and a probation violation would mean you would be subject to the more serious sentence issued at the time of your conviction, including possible fines and jail time.

  • Parole - Parole refers to the period of time in which a person who was in prison is released and is serving the remainder of his or her sentence within the community. Parole functions similarly to probation and usually imposes certain restrictions that must be followed.

  • Extended supervision - Extended supervision refers to the period of time after a person is released from prison after completing their prison sentence and is completing a period of community supervision. In some cases, a person is sentenced to a period of confinement, in addition to serving a period of probation after.

Contact a Dodge County Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

If you have been charged with a crime in Wisconsin, you need to immediately get into contact with an experienced Waukesha County criminal defense attorney. At Bucher Law Group, LLC, we understand how frustrating and confusing the criminal justice system can be. If you have been charged with a low-level or non-violent crime, we can help you determine whether community supervision is an option. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 262-303-4916.





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