When you are charged with a crime, you need a criminal defense attorney who is dedicated to defending you. You probably have questions about the process. You probably do not know what to expect at each individual court date or what what it takes to be prepared for each stage of the case. Every case is different and needs special attention. We offer free initial consultations and flexible appointments to help you make the best choice.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Wisconsin we can help. We serve the whole state including Brown, Door, Sheboygan, Ozaukee, Oconto, Marinette, Kewaunee, Fond du Lac, and Manitowoc counties. We can help you.
Contact us today: 608-556-3729
Do I need a lawyer?
If you are charged with a crime your freedom is at stake. Your freedom is only one aspect of your life that may be in jeopardy. If you are convicted of a crime you could face other collateral consequences that you would never know about. You may be facing a loss of your right to vote, right to own or possess firearms, apply for Federal student loans, or apply for Housing. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you understand what legal problems you have, and how to best deal with them. The choices that you make today regarding your criminal case can have lifelong consequences.
What happens after an arrest?
In Wisconsin, after being arrested you will either be booked and released, or held in the county jail awaiting a bond hearing. The State must bring you to court within 72 hours, excluding weekends and holidays to face your charges. At the bond hearing the judge, or court commissioner will consider various factors to decide whether a particular defendant can be released by simply signing a promise to return to court, or whether he or she needs to post some amount of money in order to ensure that they will appear in court in the future. Wisconsin does not have bail bondsmen so if a cash bond is imposed the entire amount needs to be paid in order to secure someone's release. The court will consider the seriousness of the allegations, the strength of the State's case, the defendant's ties to the community, work history, family ties, and history of compliance with court orders.
What if I don't like the lawyer or public defender I have?
Can you get a different lawyer if the one you have is not working for you? Yes you can. Countless times we hear that a person's currently lawyer is failing to return phone calls, will not keep you up to date with the case status, or that they simply have done little or no work on a case. This is especially common for those who are represented by Wisconsin's overburdened and underfunded public defender system.
What do you charge for legal representation?
Our fees are designed to provide certainty to our clients. We charge flat fees. This means that you will know exactly what our representation of you will cost no matter where the case takes us. The fee quote that we can provide for you will take into account the complexity of the case, the seriousness of the charges, anticipated travel and expenses, the jurisdiction where the case is, allocation of law firm resources to your defense.
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De Pere, WI 54115
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