Zenda, Wisconsin Criminal Lawyers
Attorney Lee began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. That experience gives Attorney Lee a unique perspective to advocate for her clients. She knows first hand the resources that the government has. When charged with a crime, many people are afraid of how to even begin tackling the legal process. Most have no idea what legal defenses they have and fear the power of the government. Attorney Lee has the experience to navigate the system. When you...
While living in Florida, Mr. Levine began his legal career working in the Public Defenders Offices of both Dade and Broward Counties. During his time as a public defender Mr. Levine managed a felony case load in excess of one hundred files at any given time. He...
Waukesha, WI 53188
Marquette University Law School
Following graduation, Mr. Last moved back to Wisconsin and interned once again...
Kristen graduated from DePaul University College of Law, earning a Health Law Certificate along with her law degree. In September 2012, she became licensed to practice law in the State...
Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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