SO YOU'VE BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME...
Undergoing criminal prosecution can be a confusing and even frightening experience.  The criminal justice system can be intimidating, with its own set of rules and a language not easily understood.  We understand that hiring an attorney can be an emotional and financial burden.  Do not despair - help is available.  Regardless of the allegations, we will not give up hope.  Even if you believe you have done something wrong, simply accepting the prosecution's claim that you are guilty may not be your best course of action.

 

Choosing a criminal defense attorney is an important decision.  When you are accused of a crime or even being investigated, your rights and potentially your freedom are in jeopardy.  Simply being charged with a crime can carry devastating consequences for a long time.  If you are facing criminal prosecution, you need the advice and counsel of a criminal defense attorney with knowledge and experience who will move quickly to protect your rights, an attorney who fully understands criminal law and procedure and who has successfully defended the interests of others in similar circumstances. 


If you are charged with a crime in northeastern Wisconsin, you should seek the advice of a local criminal defense attorney familiar with the judges and prosecutors involved in your case.  You may have defenses available to you that are not obvious.  There are few situations in which we cannot help our clients.  We know how to attack criminal charges strategically, so as to maximize the possibility of a successful outcome.  Each client's case is unique; we tailor our legal solutions to your specific needs.  From your first consultation and case evaluation, we brainstorm methods to protect your rights in the short term as well as potential strategies for trial.  We will help you through every stage of the case from investigation through trial.  We are committed to providing our clients with complete and understandable information about the law and their cases so they know their options.  We know the rules and will make certain you always understand the law and the process, as well as your rights and options, so that you can make informed decisions.


We built our criminal defense practice on the belief that everyone deserves a strong and zealous defense regardless of the nature of the crime.  When you hire us to defend you, we will be there at your side throughout the process.  We begin the process by conducting an exhaustive interview, carefully review the actions of the police to make certain that there was probable cause for any search, seizure, or arrest, and that all evidence was properly obtained.  If your constitutional rights were violated, we will seek the exclusion of evidence and\or the dismissal of charges, if appropriate.


We handle all types of criminal cases, from juvenile cases to misdemeanors and felonies, including: OWI, reckless homicides, domestic violence, battery, theft, burglary, weapons offenses, drug offenses, sexual assaults, white collar crimes and more.


Take any criminal charge seriously and contact us.


OWI:  Whether it is your first OWI or if you have prior offenses OWI charges have serious and lasting consequences.  In Wisconsin, the penalties increase with each offense.  Every OWI offense should be thoroughly examined and investigated, no matter how many prior offenses you have or how simple the facts may be.


Sexual Assaults:  There are few things as devastating to a person's reputation as a sexual assault charge, whether it be sexual contact, possession of child pornography, or human trafficking.  When a lengthy jail or prison sentence and a lifetime of registration as a sex offender could be the result of a sex crime conviction you need an attorney with experience in handling these difficult cases.


Domestic  Violence:  If police are called to a residence for a domestic violence case, someone will most likely be arrested or a restraining / no contact order may be issued quickly.  You could be arrested even if there was no physical contact.  If there is a no contact order issued, it is important that you not violate it, even if the other person contacts you.


Drug Offenses:  We handle every type of drug charge, from simple possession to drug trafficking and reckless homicide.


Weapons Offenses:  Two types of people get charged with gun crimes: those who are accused of using a gun to commit a crime and legitimate gun owners who are carrying a gun improperly.  We defend you however you find yourself charged.


White Collar Crimes:  Most white collar crimes such as fraud and embezzlement, as well as other business related crimes, are felonies that can have serious consequences even for what appear to be minor misunderstandings.


When you have been charged with a crime, even if you already have been to court, or if you simply are dissatisfied with your current attorney, contact us to discuss your case and receive an outline of the available options to protect your rights and freedoms.  Don't face criminal prosecution by yourself or with inexperienced counsel.

Criminal Law

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Zuelke Building, 103 W. College Ave Suite 410

Appleton, WI 54911

(920) 364-0326