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The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Wisconsin, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Wisconsin should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Dennis Michael Melowski

Dennis Michael Melowski
Melowski, & Associates, LLC
524 South Pier Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Dennis Michael Melowski is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Gerald W Mowris

Gerald W Mowris
Pellino, Rosen, Mowris, Kirkhuff
131 W. Wilson St. Suite 1201
Madison, WI 53703
Gerald W Mowris is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Nila Jean Robinson

Nila Jean Robinson
Nila Robinson& Associates SC
5471 Waterford Ln
Appleton, WI 54913
Nila Jean Robinson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Brian W Severson

Brian W Severson
Severson & Smead, LLP
10 East Doty Street Suite 800
Madison, WI 53703
Brian W Severson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Matthew Z. Kirkpatrick

Matthew Z. Kirkpatrick
Kirkpatrick Law Office, LLC
N7833 567th St.
Menomonie, WI 54751
Licensed for 4 years, Matthew Z. Kirkpatrick is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended William Mitchell Colle... read more >

Mark D Richards

Mark D Richards
Richards & Dimmer, S.C.
209 8th St
Racine, WI 53403
Licensed for 32 years, Mark D Richards is a Criminal Defense and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended Univ. wisconsin @ Madison Law school... read more >

Robert S Duxstad

Robert S Duxstad
Duxstad & Bestul, SC
1112 17th AVenue
Monroe, WI 53566
Licensed for 41 years, Robert S Duxstad is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Wisconsin Madison Law School... read more >

Stephen M Govin

Stephen M Govin
Law Office of Stephen M Govin, LLC
1110 N Old World Third St Suite 201
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Licensed for 16 years, Stephen M Govin is a Criminal Defense and Probation Violations lawyer who attended Marquette University Law School... read more >

Shane Laughton Brabazon

Shane Laughton Brabazon
Brabazon Law Office LLC
221 Packerland Drive
Green Bay, WI 54304
Shane Laughton Brabazon is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Raymond M Dall 'Osto

Raymond M Dall 'Osto
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown
330 E. Kilbourn Ave. Suite 1170
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Raymond M Dall 'Osto is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Steven C McGaver

Steven C McGaver
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown
Two Plaza East Suite 1170
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Steven C McGaver is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

J Steven House

J Steven House
House Law Office
411 W. Main Street Suite 204
Madison, WI 53703
Licensed for 19 years, J Steven House is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of Illinois College of ... read more >

Brian T Kane

Brian T Kane
Petit & Dommershausen, SC
2830 Curry Court, Unit 2
Green Bay, WI 54311
Licensed for 4 years, Brian T Kane is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Marquette University Law School... read more >

John L Caviale

John L Caviale
Caviale Law Office
702 57th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140
Licensed for 41 years, John L Caviale is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Marquette University Law School... read more >

Andrew Mishlove

Andrew Mishlove
Law Offices of Andrew Mishlove
4425 N Port Washington Rd Suite 110
Glendale, WI 53212
Andrew Mishlove is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Casey J Hoff

Casey J Hoff
Obear Law Office
610 Riverfront Dr
Sheboygan, WI 53082
Casey J Hoff is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Sarah M Schmeiser

Sarah M Schmeiser
Schmeiser Law Office
7 N. Pinckney Suite 50D
Madison, WI 53703
Sarah M Schmeiser is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Aaron Alan Nelson

Aaron Alan Nelson
Doar, Drill & Skow, S.C.
103 N. Knowles Ave. P.O. Box 388
New Richmond, WI 54017
Aaron Alan Nelson is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Peder G Arneson

Peder G Arneson
Johns, Flaherty & Collins SC
205 5th Avenue Suite 600
La Crosse, WI 54601
Peder G Arneson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jonas Ben Bednarek

Jonas Ben Bednarek
Bednarek Law Office LLC
10 East Doty Street Suite 507
Madison, WI 53703
Jonas Ben Bednarek is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Lawrence Bensky

Lawrence Bensky
Law Office of Lawrence Bensky LLC
10 E. Doty Street Suite 800
Madison, WI 53703
Lawrence Bensky is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Marcus Jens Berghahn

Marcus Jens Berghahn
Hurley, Burish & Stanton SC
33 E. Main Street Suite 400
Madison, WI 53701
Marcus Jens Berghahn is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Timothy J Burns

Timothy J Burns
Burns Law Office
1518 11th St Suite 1-4
Monroe, WI 53566
Timothy J Burns is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John W Campion

John W Campion
John Campion Law Office
704 Park Ave.
Racine, WI 53403
John W Campion is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John Miller Carroll

John Miller Carroll
John Miller Carroll Law Office
226 S. State Street
Appleton, WI 54914
John Miller Carroll is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Daniel Robert Clausz

Daniel Robert Clausz
Peterson, Berk & Cross
200 E.College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
Daniel Robert Clausz is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Richard A Coad

Richard A Coad
Hurley, Burrish & Stanton, SC
33 E. Main Street Suite 400
Madison, WI 53703
Richard A Coad is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark A Eisenberg

Mark A Eisenberg
Eisenberg Law Offices
P.O. Box 1069
Madison, WI 53701
Mark A Eisenberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark W Frank

Mark W Frank
Mark Frank Law Office
403 W. Wilson St.
Madison, WI 53703
Mark W Frank is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jason C Gonzalez

Jason C Gonzalez
Gonzalez Law Office LLC
354 West Main Street
Madison, WI 53703
Jason C Gonzalez is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Erik R Guenther

Erik R Guenther
Hurley, Burish & Stanton, S.C.
33 E. Main Street Suite 400
Madison, WI 53701
Erik R Guenther is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Robert R Henak

Robert R Henak
Henak Law Office
316 N. Milwaukee St Suite 535
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Robert R Henak is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jack C Hoag

Jack C Hoag
Sedor & Hoag
111 N. Main St.
Janesville, WI 53545
Jack C Hoag is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stephen P Hurley

Stephen P Hurley
Hurley, Burish & Stanton, S.C.
33 E. Main Street Suite 400
Madison, WI 53701
Stephen P Hurley is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John D Hyland

John D Hyland
Hurley, Burish & Stanton, S.C.
33 E. Main Street Suite 400
Madison, WI 53701
John D Hyland is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Angela Conrad Kachelski

Angela Conrad Kachelski
The Kachelski Law Firm, S.C.
7101 N Green Bay Ave Suite 6A
Milwaukee, WI 53209
Angela Conrad Kachelski is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Brian Kinstler

Brian Kinstler
Kintsler Law Office, LLC
735 North Water Street Suite 729
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Brian Kinstler is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James L Kroner

James L Kroner
Moen Ehrsam & Kroner, S.C.
P.O. Box 577
La Crosse, WI 54602
James L Kroner is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Andrew C Ladd

Andrew C Ladd
Law Offices of Andrew C. Ladd, LLC
707 W. Moreland Blvd Suite 7
Waukesha, WI 53188
Andrew C Ladd is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Chad Allen Lanning

Chad Allen Lanning
Lanning Law Offices LLC
2100 Gateway Court Suite 200
West Bend, WI 53095
Chad Allen Lanning is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael G Levine

Michael G Levine
Law Offices of Robvert A. Levine
111 E. Wisconsin Avenue Suite 1710
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Michael G Levine is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jordan C Loeb

Jordan C Loeb
Cullen Weston Pines & Bach LLP
122 W. Washington Ave. Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703
Jordan C Loeb is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Emily I Lonergan

Emily I Lonergan
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown
330 E. Kilbourn Ave. Suite 1170
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Emily I Lonergan is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Mark P Maciolek

Mark P Maciolek
MNM Law Office
PO Box 2349
Madison, WI 53701
Mark P Maciolek is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Stephen Eric Mays

Stephen Eric Mays
Mays Law Office, LLC
6405 Century Avenue Suite 103
Middleton, WI 53562
Stephen Eric Mays is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kevin D Musolf

Kevin D Musolf
Robinson Law Office
103 E. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
Kevin D Musolf is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Craig S Powell

Craig S Powell
Kohler & Hart
735 N Water St Suite 1212
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Craig S Powell is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Kathleen Marie Quinn

Kathleen Marie Quinn
Quinn Law Office
207 E.Buffalo
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Kathleen Marie Quinn is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Bruce J Rosen

Bruce J Rosen
Rosen Law Office
1 South Pinckney Street Suite 1
Madison, WI 53703
Bruce J Rosen is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Daniel P Ryan

Daniel P Ryan
Flottmeyer, Burgos, Ryan & Sayner
908 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
Daniel P Ryan is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

WACDL provides support and training to criminal defense attorneys statewide and promotes the proper administration of criminal justice.



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