Disorderly conduct in Wisconsin is a Class B misdemeanor

 punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000.00 fine.


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Successful Defense of Wisconsin Disorderly Conduct Charges


Disorderly Conduct Penalties-Wisconsin

Criminal Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct in Wisconsin is Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.  Probation is also a possibility in a criminal disorderly conduct case.

Habitual Criminality

 A "habitual criminal," also known as a "repeater," in Wisconsin is defined generally as someone who was convicted on at least three separate occasions of a misdemeanor within the last five years or one felony conviction in the last five years.  A conviction for criminal disorderly conduct counts as a misdemeanor conviction under the repeater statute in Wisconsin, so three separate convictions for criminal disorderly conduct within five years makes a person a repeater.

The crime of disorderly conduct normally carries a maximum penalty of 90 days jail and $1,000.00 fine.  If the person charged with the offense is a repeater under Wisconsin law the maximum penalty increases to two years prison.

Ordinance Violation

Many Wisconsin counties and municipalities have an ordinance disorderly conduct statute on the books.  An ordinance disorderly conduct charge is not criminal.  It carries the possibility of a fine, but no jail sentence.  If the case is handle by the county, it will go on CCAP.  If it is handled in a municipal court it will not go a CCAP, but it may go on a public municipal database.  It is possible to get charged initially with ordinance disorderly conduct. It is also possible to negotiate a criminal disorderly conduct charge down to an ordinance violation.

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